Database menu

The icon, menu name, shortcut key, and description of each option in the Database menu.

Table 1. The Database menu
Icon Menu Item Accelerator (Shortcut) Description
  Database    

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  Extract Schema... Ctrl+M Extract schema from database.

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  Import SCH File...   Import schema from sch file.

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  Update Schema   Update database meta-schema file from database. See Update a meta-schema from database.

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  Generate SCH File   Generate a schema file (sch) from the meta-schema file. This file is automatically created by Genero Studio when a meta-schema is compiled.

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  Generate Database Creation Script   This option not relevant for Genero Report Writer

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  Generate Database Update Script   This option not relevant for Genero Report Writer

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  Generate Schema Documentation   Generates an HTML page with details on the meta-schema. See Generate meta-schema documentation.

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  Diff Schema...   See Comparing two meta-schemas.

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  Add Table   This option not relevant for Genero Report Writer

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  Add Column   This option not relevant for Genero Report Writer

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  Add Constraint or Index   This option not relevant for Genero Studio for Report Writer

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  Add Foreign Key   This option not relevant for Genero Report Writer

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  Select Esc Selection tool.

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  Edit F2 Edit properties of the item selected.

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  Insert Column Before Ctrl+Shift+Ins This option not relevant for Genero Report Writer

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  Insert Column After Ins This option not relevant for Genero Report Writer

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  Revert   See Revert schema changes dialog.
    Layout   Rearrange the items in the diagram.
    Filter Items   The Filter View dialog allows you to hide and show items on a diagram.
    Locate in Diagram   This action brings focus in the diagram to the selected item. If the selected object is not visible in the current view, the Meta-schema Manager will try to find another view where the object is visible. If no view is found, you are prompted to make the object visible in the current view or to create a new view.

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  Advanced Properties   Specify the extraction and/or generation options. See Create the database meta-schema file.