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The figure below shows the idb.exe dialog box.

The table describes the elements of the idb.exe utility.

Element name

Description

Default value

Allowed values

1

Select source database

A drop-down list for selecting the database: local, events log, or remote.

Basic data

Basic data – local configuration database

Synchro source – remote database for synchronization

Protocol – events log database

Other values are used with vertical solutions.

 

2

Description

An information field showing the description of the selected source database.

Base for a configuration system Intellect

Base for a configuration system Intellect – Main configuration database of the Intellect system

Remote database for synchronization

Events log database

Other values are not used.

3

Use

A checkbox for enabling/disabling database usage. When checked, the Build button becomes enabled which is used for setting up the connection to the database.

Checked

Checked – database connected

Unchecked – database not connected

4

Move database

The button used to transfer MS SQL Server database files (.mdf and .ldf) to the specified folder. The user must have the rights to create files in this folder. When the files are moved, the database is automatically attached.
Note. It is possible to transfer only the local DB (Basic data data source). When using a remote DB (Synchro sourse data source), files can not be moved.

Enabled

Enabled – idb.exe utility is connected to an MS SQL database

Disabled – idb.exe utility is not connected to an MS SQL database

5

Build

A button for opening the Data Link Properties dialog box for database connection setup. This button is enabled if the Use checkbox is checked.

Enabled

Enabled – idb.exe utility is connected to the database

Disabled – idb.exe utility is not connected to the database

 

6

Connection string

An information field showing the summary about the database connection

 

Depends on database connection parameters and server/workstation configuration

Shows the following parameters:

Provider, Integrated Security, Persist Security Info, Data Source.

The Provider parameter can take the following values:

SQLOLEDB.1 – MS SQL database

Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0 – MS Access database;

other values are not used.

The Integrated Security parameter can take the following values:

SSPI – authentication on MS SQL server using Windows account information;

parameter not shown – authentication on MS SQL server using login/password, or MS Access database is used.

The Persist Security Info parameter can take the following values:

True – allow saving the password for automatic connection to the database;

False – do not allow saving the password for automatic connection to the database;

The Data Source parameter can take the following values:

the name of an MS SQL server used for controlling the database;

full pathname of the .mdb file of an MS Access database.

7

Select .dbi file

An information field and a button for selecting and displaying a database structure file (.dbi). The updated database will have the structure specified in this file.

C:\Program Files\Intellect\intellect.dbi

Full pathname of the .dbi file

8

Select .ddi file

An information field and a button for selecting and displaying the name of the .ddi file with system objects, events and actions.

C:\Program Files\Intellect\Languages\ru\intellect.ddi

Full pathname of the .ddi file

9

Convert MS Access to MS SQL database

A button for starting the conversion of an MS Access database to MS SQL format. This button is enabled if the utility is connected to an MS Access database.

Disabled

Enabled – idb.exe utility is connected to an MS SQL database

Disabled – idb.exe utility is not connected to an MS Access database

10

Create backup copy (MS SQL)

A button for starting the process of creating a backup copy of the database. This button is enabled if the utility is connected to an MS SQL database.

Enabled

Enabled – idb.exe utility is connected to an MS SQL database

Disabled – idb.exe utility is not connected to an MS SQL database

11

Restore from backup (MS SQL)

A button for restoring the database from a backup.

Enabled

Enabled – idb.exe utility is connected to an MS SQL database

Disabled – idb.exe utility is not connected to an MS SQL database

12

Update database

A button for starting the process of updating the database structure. The structure is updated according to the .dbi file specified in the Select .dbi File field.

Enabled

Enabled – idb.exe utility is connected to the configuration database

Disabled – idb.exe utility is not connected to the configuration database

13

Create dbi-file

A button for creating a database structure file (.dbi template).

Enabled

Enabled - .dbi file creation is allowed.

14

Protocol

An information area displaying the progress of database processing: converting, structure updating, creating backup copy, etc.

Empty

An information area displaying the progress of the database processing.

A blue “i” marks the notifications about successful completion of each processing step.

A red “!” marks the notifications about the errors in a processing step.

A blue tick marks the completion of the processing.

15

OK

A button for saving the database connection parameters and shutting-down the idb.exe utility.

Enabled

Enabled – saving database connection parameters and shutting-down the utility is allowed.

Disabled – the utility is still processing the database.

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