Importing and exporting database profiles
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Description

Each database interface now provides an Import Profile(s) and an Export Profile(s) option. You can use the Import option to import a previously defined profile for use with an installed database interface. Conversely, you can use the Export option to export a defined profile for use by another interface.

The ability to import and export profiles provides a way to easily move profiles between developers. It also means that you no longer have to maintain a shared initialization file to maintain profiles. It is ideal for mobile development when you can't rely on connecting to a network to share an initialization file. The ability to export profiles also allows you to build a scaled-down initialization file for deployment.

Usage

This section describes how to import and export a profile.

  • To import a profile:
  1. Highlight a database interface and select Import Profile(s) from the File or popup menu.
  2. From the Select Profile File dialog box, select the initialization file whose profiles you want to import and click Save.
  3. From the Import Profile(s) dialog box, select the profile(s) you want to import and click OK.
  4. The profiles are copied into your PB.INI file. If a profile with the same name already exists, you will be asked if you want to overwrite it.

  • To export a profile:
  1. Highlight a database interface and select Export Profile(s) from the File or popup menu.
  2. From the Export Profile(s) dialog box, select the profile(s) you want to export and click OK.
  3. The Export Profile(s) dialog box lists the profiles defined in your PB.INI file regardless of the database interface for which they were defined. By default, the profiles defined for the selected database interface are marked for export.

  4. From the Select Profile File dialog box, select a directory and an initialization file in which to save the exported profile(s)and click Save.
  5. The exported profiles can be saved to a new or an existing initialization file. If saved to an existing initialization file, the profile(s) are added to the existing profiles. If a profile with the same name already exists, you will be asked if you want to overwrite it.

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