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Database (dictionary item)
For automation interface information about a Database, click here Database (automation interface).
A database is a permanent, self descriptive repository of data.
You can create a Database through the context menu of a Package: right-click the Package, point to New, point to Proprietary, point to Data Model, and then click Database.
In the Modeler panes, a short-cut symbol on the Database's icon indicates that the item is a stub.
The following sections provide information about how a Database is used in the model. For more information about a property, item, model part or diagram, click it.
In addition to the standard properties a Database has these properties:
Table Order
The items tab of a Database's Property Pages allows you to link the Database with Tables.
Owned by
Dependency —The Dependency is owned jointly by the Database and the other associated item. The access permissions you have to a Dependency are determined by the access permissions of the dependent item.
Defined in these parts of the model
Data Model
Shown on these diagrams
Variant Diagram
Can be linked to these dictionary items
In addition to the owning Package or Model, a Database can be linked to the following items.
Package —The linked Package scopes the Database. The Package may also control write access to the Database.