DatabaseSpy Projects

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DatabaseSpy Projects

A DatabaseSpy Project combines everything that you need when working with your databases in a single project file. It includes data source connections, SQL files, database design files, and comparison files for data and schemas. You can also define favorites for your most frequently used files or database objects.

 

The content of your project is displayed in the Project window.

 

Note:DatabaseSpy projects created in one version (for example Database 2019) can only be opened with the same or later versions. Also, DatabaseSpy Enterprise can open projects saved with DatabaseSpy Professional, but the opposite is not possible.

 

Every time you start DatabaseSpy (and provided that you have not changed the default setting of the Open last project on startup check box in the General options), an empty project is displayed in the Project window. You must at least add a data source to it and save it in your file system.

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Project window

If DatabaseSpy starts with the last project, you can create a new project by proceeding as follows:

 

In the Project window, click the Create a new project ic_new_project button or select the menu option File | New | Project.

 

If there is an unsaved project already open in the Project window, you are prompted to save this project. After you have decided what to do with the unsaved project, a new, empty project appears in the Project window.

 

If you want to open an already existing DatabaseSpy Project do one of the following:

 

In the Project window, click the Open a project ic_open_project button or select the menu option File | Open | Open Project and choose a project file from the Open dialog box.
Select the menu option File | Open | Open File..., select "Altova DatabaseSpy Project (*.qprj)" from the Files of type drop-down list, and choose a project file from the Open dialog box.

 

If there is an unsaved project already open in the Project window, you are prompted to save this project.

 

A project is displayed with its file name in DatabaseSpy, so if you save a project make sure that you choose a descriptive name for the *.qprj file. You can rename a project only by changing its file name.

 

 

To save a project:

In the Project window, click the Save Project ic_save_project button or select the menu option File | Save | Save Project.

 

 

To save the project under a new name and change its title:

1.Select the menu option File | Save | Save Project As.
2.Select the folder where you want to save the project file and enter a name for the file.
3.Click Save.

 

 

To close a project:

Open an existing project, or create a new one.

 

 

To delete a project:

Delete the respective *.qprj file from your hard disk.

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