SmarterTrack 9.x Help
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Database Settings

Use this section to configure the SmarterTrack installation to connect to an existing database. These settings are configured while running the InstallShield Wizard during the installation proces, but can be modified by the database administrator at any time. For example, if the SmarterTrack database is moved from one server to another, these settings should be changed on this page to reflect the move and reconnect to the database.

To access this section, click the settings icon. Then expand the System Settings and Setup folders and click Database Settings in the navigation pane. The database settings will load in the content pane and the following fields will be available:

  • Server Type - To specify the type of server, select the appropriate option from the list.
  • Server Name - The name of the server on which the database is stored.
  • Authentication - To specify the authentication method, select the appropriate option from the list.
  • Domain Name - When using Windows authentication, the domain name used to authenticate with the database.
  • Username - The identifier used to authenticate with the database.
  • Password - The corresponding password used to authenticate with the database.
  • Database Name - The name of the database.
  • Table Name Prefix - The text that prefixes each database table created for SmarterTrack. Note: SmarterTools recommends leaving the table name prefix as the default value.

The following options are available in the content pane toolbar:

  • Save - Saves the database settings.
  • Test - Verifies that the database connection settings are valid.