Changing database and design properties

About this task

The Properties boxes for a database and its design elements include styles, options, and other settings that affect how the database looks to users. To change these properties, you need Designer access or higher in the database access control list.

To change a database's properties


  1. Open or select the database.
  2. Choose File - Application - Properties.

  3. Change the properties on any of the tabbed pages.

To change a design element's properties


  1. Open the database.
  2. In the Applications Navigator, click the type of design element you're working on.
  3. Select the name of the design element in the Work pane.
  4. Do one of the following to open the Properties box for the selected design element.
    • For a script library, choose Edit - Properties.
    • For many design elements, such as views, agents, or actions, you can double-click the specific name of the design element to display its properties box..
    • For other design elements, such as forms or pages, you must double-click the name of the form or page and then choose Design - <design element> Properties.
  5. Change the properties on any of the tabbed pages.