Add/Edit OpenEdge database connection profile wizard


Defining Workspace Database Connections

Note: The OpenEdge Release 10.2B demos have not been updated for OpenEdge Release 11.0. Since 10.2B, OpenEdge Architect has been renamed as Progress Developer Studio for OpenEdge. In addition, OpenEdge Release 11.0 includes some feature enhancements and other changes. Despite the differences between 10.2B and 11.0, the demos are still a useful introduction to Progress Developer Studio for OpenEdge.

You can access the Connection Profile wizard by selecting New or Edit from the Database Connections preference page. T

Note: The wizard is labeled Add Connection Profile when you select New and Edit Connection Profile when you select Edit. However, both pages contain identical fields and controls.

The Add/Edit OpenEdge Database Connection page contains the following options:

Connection name This is a unique name that describes the connection. This is a required field.
Physical Name The complete path name of an OpenEdge database. You can specify the path relative to the current workspace folder.
Description Describes the type of database connection. This is an optional field.
Logical Name The logical database name.
Host name The host name must be localhost when you are using the OpenEdge Personal RDBMS database (which is the default RDBMS packaged with Progress Developer Studio for OpenEdge). You cannot connect to an OpenEdge Personal RDBMS database that is running remotely.

If you are connecting to an OpenEdge Workgroup or to an an OpenEdge Enterprise RDBMS, you can specify the host name of the system where the database server process is running. If the database is running on the local system, you can use localhost in place of the host name.

Service/port Identifies the service or the port number to use on the host machine when connecting to a broker process.
Note: If you are connecting to an OpenEdge database, you can find appropriate values by checking the configuration settings for the database in Progress Explorer.
User ID If the user ID and the password were previously created, enter the information in the User ID field. You must specify a user ID.
Password The password to access the database.
Aliases Specifies a list of aliases that are created at the start of the client session. The validation is the same as the logical name.
Group Used for organizing your connection profiles. You can add a new group or you can select an existing group.
Other Parameters Displays a string of supported database connection parameters.