Creating a New Database

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When MemberTies is initially installed there are no databases available, which is why you were prompted to create a new database when you first started the program.  If you would like to create another database you can do so at any time.

Note: Only the administrator user (mtadmin) can create new databases.

Creating a New Database

1Login to MemberTies as the user "mtadmin".
2Choose Tools > Database Admin Tools > Create New Database.


3Enter a name for the database, then click OK.

 If you receive a warning message that the database already exists, STOP. You are about to wipe out an existing database. Only proceed if you really want to destroy all data in the database. See Resetting a Database for more details.

 Note: You can uses spaces in the name if you wish, i.e., "Ski Club", but the actual name of the database folder will replace the spaces with underscore characters. So if the name you choose is "Ski Club", the folder name for the database will be "ski_club".  Do not use any special characters in the name, such as punctuation or quotation marks. i.e., "John's Database" would be illegal.

4You will receive a message about the mtadmin user account:


 This message is just letting you know that the master user, "mtadmin" will automatically be able to connect to your new database.  The password for this account is "password" by default, but you can change it.

5The Create User window will open. Enter the new name and password information, then click OK.


6When the database has been created, the system will show you a report containing details about the new database, such as the database name, and the user/password you just created.  It is a good idea to let the system print this report for future reference.  It is very frustrating to return to the Login window, only to realize you've forgotten the password you just created!
7When the process is finished, a message indicating the success or failure of the database creation process will be displayed.