Editing the Database Description

You can change the name the program uses when referring to the database. This serves two purposes:

Note: This does not change the actual name of the database; rather, it simply provides a user-friendly name for the program to use when referring to the database.

To edit the console name:

  1. Select Tools > Edit database description.

A dialog similar to the following is displayed.

  1. Change the name and description as desired.

The program will use the new, friendly name whenever it refers to the database. The new name will be used in any reports you generate for the console. For example, if you changed the name to "Headquarters DB" you would see the following:

For Data Rollup Configurations

This feature is particularly useful in data rollup configurations (see What is a Data Rollup Configuration), where one database (the database associated with the central console) receives results that are rolled up to it from other remote databases. An entry is automatically generated in the central console's Edit Database Description dialog whenever a remote database imports the central console's data rollup settings. Once an entry is generated, its name and description can be modified, if desired. For example: