Renaming a database dictionary

After you create a database dictionary, you can do one of the following:

  • Change the name of the dictionary.
  • Change the name of one or more of the files sent with the base system.

For example, you can rename the communications file to interactions. This changes the file name but retains all of the field and key definitions in the dictionary.

If records exist in the file, renaming the dictionary associates all of the records with the new dictionary name. This differs from copying a file because it takes only a few seconds to perform this function.

Related topics

Copying a database dictionary
Resetting the database and all records

Rename a database dictionary
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Copy a database dictionary only
Delete a database dictionary record
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