Importing relational data source information from QMF for Windows
You can add relational data source information to a repository from an existing server definition file by using the Import QMF for Windows Configuration Settings wizard.
About this task
The Import QMF for Windows Configuration Settings wizard opens automatically the first time you launch QMF for Workstation. Also you can open the wizard by selecting .
To import the related data source information from QMF for Windows:
- Select the settings and preferences that you want to import on the first page of the Import QMF for Windows Configuration Settings wizard.
- Select Import the content of the last used server
definition file, and then select whether to add the related
data source information to a new personal repository or to the current
repository. Click Next. Note: If you are running QMF for Workstation for the first time, the current repository option is not available. If you select the new personal repository option, the repository created will have the same name as the server definition file from which you are importing content. If a repository with this name already exists or if the name contains restricted symbols, you are prompted to enter a unique and valid name.
- To add user authentication information and search filter settings, select Import server-related information check box.
- Specify the server definition file on the second page of
the Import QMF for Windows Configuration
Settings wizard. The default path to the server definition file is specified automatically. If the server definition file is not located in the default path, specify the correct path in the File path field.
- Select encoding type from the Encoding list.
If encoding is correct, you can view the contents of the specified file in the preview area.
- If required, prepare configuration packages by selecting Bind Packages, and then click Next.
- Select the server whose settings you want to edit from
the Servers Found list. Each of the servers that are defined in the server definition file are displayed in the list.
- To modify the connection parameters to the selected server, edit the Alias, URL and Driver fields. If you selected Bind Packages, click Next to proceed. Otherwise, click Finish to complete the import process.
- Review the list of data sources for which you want to bind packages in the QMF Catalog table.
- Specify the settings for package binding. Some settings
are specified by default. The following table lists the default values:
Table 1. Binding preferences Preference Default value Collection ID for Packages QMF13 Grant permission on packages PUBLIC Database username and Database password Authorization parameters are imported from the selected server definition file. Note: Selecting several data sources with different authorization information can cause problems.
- Click Finish and wait until the import process is complete.