Importing table definitions directly into a vmd file


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

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Note: The screenshots on this page were made using earlier versions of Windows, and will look a bit different from the latest releases — but the same principles still apply.

Tutorial Instructions [top]

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

  1. Run Chameleon
    For example you can search for “chameleon” in Windows 10:
    search for chameleon windows 10
    Note: Chameleon is a Windows only program that is bundled with the Iguana for Windows install.
  2. Close the Chameleon welcome screen.
  3. From the Workspace menu, select Import Tables From Database.
  4. The Database Table Importing Wizard appears.
  5. From the Database API list box, select the API for your database.
  6. From the Data Source list box, select the data source to use.
  7. In the User Name field, type the user name that you use to access the database.
  8. In the Password field, type the password for your user name (if needed).
  9. 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:
  10. 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.
  11. When you have finished selecting tables, click Next.
  12. Click Finish to confirm that you want to import the tables.

The tables are now added to the VMD file.

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