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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 Dictionary
Connecting with the Data Dictionary
You can connect to a database during an OpenEdge session using the Data Dictionary.
To connect to a database with the Data Dictionary:
1. Open the Data Dictionary from the Windows Start menu or from the Tools menu of OpenEdge tools, such as AppBuilder and Progress Developer Studio for OpenEdge. If you already have a database connected, for example, the demo database, 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:
*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 an 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.
5. Click OK.
OpenEdge returns you to the Data Dictionary main window. The Data Dictionary 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 Dictionary.