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Database Menu Reference : Create option

Create option

Use the Database > Create menu option to create an OpenEdge database. When you choose this option, the Create Database dialog box appears, as shown in the following figure:
Figure 5. Create Database dialog box
The Create Database dialog box contains the following fields:
*New Physical Database Name — Specifies the actual name for the database on a disk. This name can contain an explicit path or it can be relative to your propath.
*Files — Displays a list of available options for its corresponding field. For example, when you choose Files next to the New Physical Database Name field, the Find Database File dialog box appears.
*Start with — Specifies the type of database you want to create. You can create:
*An EMPTY Database
*A Copy of the SPORTS Database
*A Copy of the Sports2000 Database
*A Copy of Some Other Database
*Replace If Exists — Indicates that if you specify the name of an existing database, you want to replace the existing database with the one you are creating.
*New Instance — Indicates that the Data Dictionary will create a unique DB identifier for the created database, if it is a copy of another database. If you are starting with a copy of a database and do not select New Instance, the Data Dictionary assigns the source database's DB Identifier to the copy.
Database copies created for backup purposes typically do not need to be created as new instances. If the copy is of an audit-enabled database and will be used for storing new audit data, select New Instance, as audit-enabled databases should have unique DB identifiers. For more information about auditing, see OpenEdge Getting Started: Core Business Services - Security and Auditing.