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    edit database

    hi, i'm wondering if you can edit the table made in web project panel. what i did was, while in web project panel, i click tools on upper toolbar then create sql table. after defining all the parameters and creating it, i tried to reopen it like editing a database table made on control panel tab. but i cant find a way how to get to that database. or it is impossible to edit a database made in web project?

    Re: edit database

    Hi Karlo

    I am not sure exactly where you are, but this is the general practice.

    Step 1

    Create a database and tables; most of us do this outside of Alpha using Navicat, Toad, Heidi or dbForge.

    Step 2

    Having created a database Alpha allows you to create a connection string to that database.
    This connection string allows you to interact with your tables and views.

    Step 3

    Now it is possible to perform CRUD operations Create, Read, Update and Delete.

    If you post more details someone will help you. You must give Alpha permission to connect to your database via the connection string.



      Re: edit database

      thanks, i already made a connection on the database i created. i attach some pictures where i create a database. i want to edit a field in the database where i can change it from character to numeric etc (see the arrow). but i don't find where could i edit it.



        Re: edit database

        You need an app for that. MS SQL server comes with Server Management Studio, MySQL not so much, but you can buy one for a few hundred bucks I think. From the app you can modify tables, add new ones, delete old ones, view and edit data, etc.

        I personally use xCASE database case tool for database structure maintenance. It makes it very easy to make significant changes to the DB, create views, define delete/add/insert -triggers, etc.


          Re: edit database

          nlights, are there any free or opensource software for that?


            Re: edit database


            Navicat, or dbForge. have free cut down versions
            Toad, Heidi are open source



              Re: edit database

              ok, thanks michael


                Re: edit database

                where could i download toad. i also cant acces heidi site any other external download links?


                  Re: edit database





                  I use Navicat and am happy to pay for it.

                  On customers sites I have used heidi and dbforge.

                  Toad is well respected on this forumn.

                  Selwyn uses Navicat and that is why I bought it.