List of registered databases

After opening a database, the application registers it in the list of the last used databases, which can be accessed from File | Registered Databases... menu. The application uses this list each time it opens a database.

Besides database names, the list contains also connection parameters for the databases. The database connection parameters can be viewed or edited using the corresponding buttons. You can work with database parameters either in a separate window or in nested table to the right when the corresponding button is pressed.

Any database from this list can be easily reopened by using the corresponding button. Opened databases from this list are marked with a tick in the first column.

You can copy the database list, clear stored database passwords, remove databases from the list, or add new databases by cloning the old ones or opening them using the corresponding dialog.

In the mode of selecting records, you can select a group of databases and then work with them as a batch. This mode is useful to remove multiple databases, clear their passwords, and editing their common properties.

Workspace file

The list of the registered databases (along with their connection parameters) is saved to a workspace file. By default, this is a exptizer.workspace file from the {Local AppData}\Vitalii Levchenko\{Software Name}\{Software Version}\Settings folder.

The workspace file is saved when the application is closing. Please consider this information when working with multiple instances of the application. When the application is restarting, the list is loaded from the workspace file into the operating memory and used to open the previously opened databases.

Exporting and importing the workspace

Using Import and Export buttons from the Registered Databases window, you can import or export the workspace from/to another file, respectively. This functionality can be used for the following purposes:

Important Notes

  1. When importing the workspace, all existing entries from the current workspace are deleted. So, make sure to backup your workspace (using Export button) before the importing another workspace.
  2. After exchanging workspace between applications on different computers, the database passwords stored in the imported workspace might become invalid and you will have to reenter them.
  3. After importing the workspace from 32-bit version to 64-bit version and vice versa, some registered database entries might become unusable due to architecture mismatch.
  4. When importing the workspace from higher edition to lower (e.g. Enterprise to Pro), only databases which are compatible with destination edition are imported.
  5. It is recommended that the application importing the workspace was the same version as application from where the workspace was exported.