Database Manager Tutorial - Administration
The front page of the database administration module does quite a bit. Most pages it
creates contain info on what that exact feature does.
Because of this, this part
of the tutorial is limited to a general overview.
1. Database Management
The below functions are available under the drop-down in the 'Database Management' form. Simply
select the database file name you wish to perform an action on, select the action/function and
click the 'Ok' button.
2. Import Shopping Cart Database
This function is optional. It allows you to set/modify passwords required to add-to, modify or remove records (via forms) from this database file.
This feature allows you to update your database by uploading it via your browser or with a standard FTP client.
This feature was created in case something were to happen to your PC and you lose the database file.
This option will allow you to download the database information in the same way you had it stored in text format on your computer
Copy DB Format
If you need to build multiple databases with the same format, this will save you a good deal of time. This way you can bypass the database format creation, simply have the software
create a copy of the format, giving you a new database to upload data to.
This feature allows you to remove a database from your account. Be careful, the removed information can not be retrieved.
View DB Format
Thi will display the database format for you database file you have selected.
This allows you to import shopping cart databases into this software. You select which fields you want in your new database. This does not modify the shopping cart database in any way.
3. Encrypt a password
Say you wanted to have the database software create catalog pages based on searches, you could use this feature. The description field in the newly created database is only 128 characters.
If you wanted to make that longer, you will need to create a new database format. This feature will allow you to export data from the shopping cart database
and modify it on your PC which can be a time saver.
This tool takes plain text input (say 'mypassword') and will encrypt it for use for the 'Password' database
field. For example, 'mypassword' would be 'cwIbQNOhJGWtw' after encryption.
This gives you access to documentation, such as the tutorial you are reading now.
5. Check For Upgrades
This will check if you have the most current version of the software. If not, you can have it installed on your account at the click of a button.