Importing/Exporting Database Profiles


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If you have multiple installations, the task of getting the identical database connection profile on each machine can be time-consuming and error-prone. The best way to setup additional installations is to take an exported ".profile" file to that machine and use it to automatically create a copy of the known working profile.

Fortunately, once you have a profile created it is easy to export it to a file for just this purpose.  This is most helpful with remote connection profiles, since they include an IP address, port number, and possibly a complex server username and password.

Note: The exported profile file is encrypted for security, but it can still be imported by anyone. Be sure to keep it safe so you don't compromise your database security!

 

Exporting a Database Profile

1Choose Tools > Preferences, or click the Preferences toolbar button.
2Expand the Database section by double-clicking it, or by clicking the [+] symbol.
3Choose Profiles.
4Right-click on the profile you want to export, and choose "Export to File" from the popup menu.

 

5When the "Save Exported Data As" dialog appears, choose the location for the saved file (the Desktop is a good choice) and provide a name. The file will be saved as "YourName.profile".  Do not alter the file in any way or it may not be possible to import it!

Importing a Database Profile - From Preferences

1A profile can be imported from within Preferences, by choosing the Import from File menu option (see graphic above).

Importing a Database Profile - From Login Window

1Open the Database list and choose "Specify New"
2On the New Database Profile window, click Import
3Choose the .profile file, and click Open.
4The file will be imported and you will be returned to the Login window with the new profile available in the Database list.

Importing a Database Profile - From Welcome to MemberTies Window

1Select "Choose Existing Database" and click Next
2When the Choose Database window appears,  choose "Import Database Profile" then click OK
3Choose the .profile file, and click Open.
4The file will be imported and you will be taken to the Login window with the new profile available in the Database list.