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.

Linked databases

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.

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