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Managing ABL Applications
ABL and R-code Deployment and Management : Managing Client Access to Databases : Connecting clients to databases : Connection techniques : Connecting with the Data Administration tool
Connecting with the Data Administration tool
You can also connect to a database during an OpenEdge session using the Data Administration tool.
connect to a database with the Data Administration tool:
1. Open the Data Administration tool from the Windows Start menu or from the Tools menu of OpenEdge tools, such as AppBuilder and Progress Developer Studio for OpenEdge. The following window appears:
2. Choose Database > Connect. The Connect Database dialog box appears:
3. Choose the Options button. The Connect Database dialog box expands to show optional connection controls:
4. Enter the following information, then click OK:
*Physical Name — Specifies the actual name of the database on a disk.
*Logical Name — Specifies the database name that references a connected physical database.
*Database Type — Specifies the database type. The only possible value is PROGRESS.
*Network — Specifies the network type, if you are connecting to a network server. The only possible value is TCP.
*Multiple Users — Specifies whether you want multiple users to be able to access this database simultaneously.
*Host Name — Specifies the database server machine in a network environment.
*Service Name — Specifies the broker or server service name in a network environment.
*User ID — Identifies your user ID.
*Password — Identifies your password.
*Trigger Location — Identifies a directory or ABL procedure library where trigger code is stored.
*Parameter File — Specifies the parameter filename that contains the startup parameters for the database.
*Other CONNECT Statement Parameters — Specifies any other startup parameters for the database that are not included in the parameter file.
OpenEdge returns you to the Data Administration main window. The Data Administration tool constructs (and executes) a CONNECT statement using the information you supply. Therefore, any rules that apply to the CONNECT statement also apply to database connections using the Data Administration tool.