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New Database
Opens a dialog for naming and creating a new ExtendSim Database for the model. The dialog also shows a list of the model’s current databases so you can avoid using a duplicate name (ExtendSim will warn you if you try to use a duplicate name.) After naming the database, select OK to go to the database window.
Import New Database
Creates a new ExtendSim Database by importing an entire database from an exported Extend- Sim or SDI Industry database. In the dialog, select the database text file to import. This com- mand imports all the tables, fields, records and so forth from the exported file and creates a new database. If you choose the name of an existing database, it will be replaced. To import tables to an existing database, such that the database tables are appended at the end of the data- base, see the Import Tables command, below.
Export Database
Exports the entire ExtendSim Database into a text file. You do this so you can import the data- base into another model, to send the database to another user, or to prepare a database text file for use by the ExtendSim Excel Add-In. To export only specific tables from a database, see the Export Selected Tables command, below. Exported databases can only be imported to Extend- Sim or to the ExtendSim Add-In for Excel. To enable this command, bring a database window to the front, as described under Database menu, above.
Rename Database
Renames an existing ExtendSim database. The database renaming dialog shows a list of the model’s current databases, so you can avoid duplicating a name (ExtendSim will warn you if you try to duplicate a name.) To enable this command, open an existing database by clicking its name at the bottom of the Database menu when the model window is active or select a data- base in the list when you go to Window > Database List.
New Table
Creates a new table for an ExtendSim Database and adds it to the list of tables in the database’s All Tables tab. The dialog that appears displays a list of the database’s existing tables. After naming the table, click OK. To enable the New Table command, bring a database window to the front, as described under Database menu, above.
☞ To delete a table from a database, select the table and use the Delete or Backspace key or go to Edit > Clear Table. A dialog displays the delete options and, if there is data dynamically linked to the table, warns you before deleting it.
Import Tables
Imports tables from an exported ExtendSim or SDI Industry database and appends the tables to an existing database. To create an entirely new database using imported files, see the Import New Database command, above. Give the Import Tables command after opening an existing database. In the dialog, select a file to import. This command imports all the tables from the exported file and places them below the existing tables. If you end up with unneeded tables, you can delete them; see also the Export Selected Tables command, below. To enable this com- mand, bring a database window to the front, as described under Database menu, above.
☞ To import data into a specific table from a tab delimited text file, such as from Excel, go to File > Import Data.
Menu Commands and Toolbars 827
Database menu
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