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Editing the Database Description

You can change the name the program uses when referring to the database. This serves two purposes:

It enables you to assign a user-friendly name to use for all references to the database. By default the name for the database is the console computer name. If there is only one console using the database then the default name may be fine. But in some cases the default name may not have much meaning to you and you'll want to change the name.

It helps avoid confusion if the database is on a remote server or if two or more consoles are using the same database.

This does not change the actual name of the database; rather, it simply provides a user-friendly name for the program to use when referring to the database.

To edit the console name:

1.Select Tools > Edit database description.

A dialog similar to the following is displayed.

2.Change the name and description as desired.

The program will use the new, friendly name whenever it refers to the database. The new name will be used in any reports you generate for the console. For example, if you changed the name to "Headquarters DB" you would see the following:

For Data Rollup Configurations

This feature is particularly useful in data rollup configurations (see What is a Data Rollup Configuration), where one database (the database associated with the central console) receives results that are rolled up to it from other remote databases. An entry is automatically generated in the central console's Edit Database Description dialog whenever a remote database imports the central console's data rollup settings. Once an entry is generated, its name and description can be modified, if desired.


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