On the General tab, type the information that is requested, then click OK.
|Data Source Name (required)||
Type a string that identifies the name of the data source that you are creating. Specify a name that represents the type of
data in this group of data files or the type of query that will be made against these files. Since this name will be used
every time a user opens this data source, select a name that is meaningful to users. (For example, "ACME Payroll" might be
used for payroll files for the ACME Corporation.)
The name of the data source must be no longer than 63 characters. Follow the Windows file-naming conventions when using special characters in data source names. Also note that the name you choose must be unique.
This is a required field. Default value is blank.
|Description (optional)||Type a description of the data source for additional user clarification. Default value is blank.|
|Network driver||Check this check box if this is a network data source.|
|Hostname||If this is a network data source, type the hostname of the server on which the data resides.|
|Port||If this is a network data source, type the port number on which the server is listening. The default is 20222.|
|Configuration File (required)||
Browse to the configuration file that you created for the data source (a remote file if this is a network data source).
The configuration file defines the location of your indexed files, file case instructions, and much more. This is a required field. It must be located in the installation directory and is named mfdbc.cfg by default.
For more information on this file, see Configuration.
|Username (optional)||A username for the person who will be logging into the database on this machine. Default value is blank. If you have set up usernames, but the Username field is blank, you will be prompted for one at the time of connect.|
A password to be associated with the username. Default value is blank. If you have set up passwords, but the
Password field is blank, you will be prompted for one at the time of connect
For information on alternative measures of data security, see the section Granting Database Privileges.
|Confirm Password||Confirm the password by typing it a second time.|