Notifying users of a moved database

After you move a database, create a new database with the same file name and path as the database before you moved it. In the new database, create a form and document that provides the following information:

  • Title of the original database
  • File name and path of the original database
  • Date of the move
  • Reason for the move
  • Server currently storing the database
  • New file name and path of the database

When users open this database, they'll see information about the new location.

Adding a button to open a database

In addition to including information about the database move in the form, you can create and program a button that users click to automatically add and open the database at its new location.

For example, this button formula adds a database with the replica ID 84254E66:0064508 to the workspace and then opens the database:

@Command([FileOpenDBRepID];"84254E66:0064508"; "SALES")

The last argument, "SALES," provides the name of the server on which the database is located.