You can run production paradata concatenates by using the PFF as a command line parameter for ParadataConcat.exe (the associated filename of this utility). For example, if you name your PFF MyParadataConcat.pff, then you can run the concatenation program by invoking:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\CSPro 7.1\ParadataConcat.exe" MyParadataConcat.pff
This assumes that CSPro was installed in the default directory. Your PFF file must have a .pff extension.
You can create a PFF file in one of two ways: either  create it yourself using a text editor (such as Notepad or Wordpad), or  have the tool create one
The following section shows the options available to you in a paradata concatenate PFF file. A PFF file is not case sensitive, so you can use any combination of upper and lower case text.
The [Run Information] block is required and must appear exactly as shown in the example above.
The [Files] block is required and names the log(s) to be concatenated and the output log. At a minimum, you must name one input log and one output log. You can use wildcards when defining InputData, the input logs.
The [Parameters] block is optional. ViewListing determines whether the .lst file is viewed. There are three options:
- ViewListing=Always means you will always see the generated listing file.
- ViewListing=Never means you will never see the generated listing file.
- ViewListing=OnError means you will see the generated listing file only if an error(s) occurred during the run.
If the ViewListing entry is missing, the default action will be Always.