Connecting to an Existing Database

To connect to a Visual Geobase format database that has been previously created, do the following:

1. Click File-Database Connection Wizard

2. Select the data source type

  • MSAccess

Browse to the file (mdb)
If applicable, select the system security database (default is no database)
Give the database a name to refer to it by.


Click Next

  • ODBC

Select the data source name from the list
Add any further login information required such as username and password


Click Next

Field Names

Select the field and table names for the database. If the database format is standard then leave these unchanged.


Click OK

You should now see the database explorer window.

You have successfully connected to the database.

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