Understanding VMD Files

Importing table definitions directly into the vmd file

One of the easiest ways to get table definitions into a Chameleon vmd file is to import them directly from a database.

How It Works

To import table definitions from a database, perform the following steps:

  1. Start Chameleon.
  2. From the Workspace menu, select Import Tables From Database. The Database Table Importing Wizard appears:
  3. From the Database API list box, select the API for your database.
  4. From the Data Source list box, select the data source to use.
  5. In the User Name field, type the user name that you use to access the database.
  6. In the Password field, type the password for your user name (if needed).
  7. Click Next. The wizard will attempt to access the database. If it is successful, the Database Table Importing Wizard window displays a list of the tables defined in the database:
  8. Select the tables that you want to import. When you select a table, all columns are imported by default. If you only want to import some of the columns, unselect the columns that you do not want.
  9. When you have finished selecting tables, click Next.
  10. Click Finish to confirm that you want to import the tables.

The tables are now added to the VMD file.

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