Resetting the database and all records

If the records in a dictionary are no longer needed but the file structure is to be retained for later use, perform a file reset.

The Reset option deletes all data records from a dictionary. In most instances, once a system is set up and is in operation, this option is not used. Most often it is utilized when clearing test data from a preimplemented system or test file.

Warning: You should only use this option when you intend to permanently remove data file records. Once a reset is performed, the records cannot be retrieved.

Related topics

Copying a database dictionary
Renaming a database dictionary

Reset a database table from Database Manager
Schedule a reset
Access the Database Dictionary utility
Delete a database dictionary record