Home Evaluation Summary for programmers Product limitations Goals of Axisbase Quick start Installation Using the launchpad and opening databases Connecting to a sample database Using building blocks Planning Define the purpose Define the requirements Borrow existing work Determine the architecture Design the data model Design the process model Deploy and maintain the product
building blocksPerforming a mailmerge Bulk e-mailing
ProgrammingSingle-threaded progress indicator in c#
Database menu itemsImport XML Save Copy As Integrity Check Change Password
Database Properties windowOpening the database properties window Record types tab Display types tab Roles and Users tabs Sidebar tab Database ID/Links tab Counters tab
Building blocksBuilding blocks window Editing grids and cells Hyperlinks and nesting Data Subset window Data Outsource window List window Window window Report window Bulk Operation window Label Printer window Choosing a data source
Special topicsExpression syntax Browse records Storing building blocks within other building blocks Programming Using custom code in building blocks Using Axisbase as an embedded database Axis1.Util namespace reference Axis1.Data namespace reference (Fishnets) Axis1.Data namespace reference (other) Axis1.Forms namespace reference
Database ID/Links tab
Use the Database ID/Links tab to set the Axis ID of the database, and to link other databases with the current one.
Changing the Axis ID
When the database was first created, an Axis ID was assigned. Reasons for changing it include a name conflict with some other database being served by the same server or another database linked to the current one.
If you change the Axis ID, any building blocks that reference the old ID will not be changed automatically. But you can change the references in the Building Blocks window.
Please refer to linked databases to understand the reasons for using linked databases.
To create or refresh a link, press Add/Replace. If you add a link with the same Axis ID as an existing one, the old link will be replaced.
You have two choices for linking databases: local file and server connection. The links work with the same information used to open a database (See this Quick-start topic).
The Axisbase server ignores linked databases; all the work is done by the workstation. The workstation makes each connection and opens each file separately. If the current (main) database is a server connection and you link a local file database, the results may be inconsistent or unexpected. It may work on your workstation, but it won't work for all other users unless they have an identical copy of the linked database in the same file path on their machines.
You can include a user name and password in the link, or you can leave it blank. If you include it, it always takes effect, and it is not stored securely. So you should only use this option with users with a low privilege level. To practice more strict security, leave the user and password blank; this forces the users to enter it each time.