Managing Databases

You can perform different tasks to manage databases.

In This Section

How to: Add Databases to Projects

Describes how to add databases to an application project.

How to: Open Databases

Describes how to open existing databases and work with a visual representation of them.

How to: Set the Current Database

Describes how to set a database as the current one.

How to: Validate a Database

Describes how to validate the integrity of the database (.dbc) file.

Handling Database Errors

Describes how to provide custom error messages instead of generic database errors by using triggers.

How to: Close Databases

Describes how to close databases.

How to: Remove Databases from Projects

Describes how to remove databases from an application project.

How to: View Database Structure

Describes how to view the structure of the database (.dbc) file, which contains information about the database.

How to: Extend Database Files

Describes how to add user-defined fields to a database (.dbc) file.


Database Designer (Visual FoxPro)

Makes it possible for you to create databases starting with an empty database container or modify existing databases.

Project Manager Window

Makes it possible for you to organize files in an application project.


Lists programming language you can use to work with databases.

Related Sections

Working with Items in Databases

Introduces and describes how to perform tasks with items in databases, such as displaying them, arranging them, adding items, defining relationships, updating links between a database and its tables, creating rules governing adding, updating, and deleting records, and so on.

Designing Databases

Describes design considerations for creating well-planned databases.

Developing Databases

Introduces and describes using databases to store, organize, and work with tables and views as a collection.

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