The Database Name List

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The most recent version of MainBoss is MainBoss 4.2.3.
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If you click the "..." associated with "Database Name" in windows for specifying databases, MainBoss displays a list of MainBoss databases maintained by the SQL Server specified in "Database Server". (If you haven't filled in "Database Server", MainBoss can't display any databases.)

The window has two columns:

Database column: If you are performing Restore Organization, Add Existing Organization or Edit Organization, the database column shows you the names of MainBoss databases that already exist on the server.

If you are creating a database, the column shows you the names of all databases that exist on the server (provided you have permissions to see them); in this case, the list is intended to show you names that are already in use, to let you choose a different name.

Organization Name: Displays the default organization names of the databases. For each database, this is the organization name specified at the time the database was created.

If you want to create a new database, you should choose some name that is not shown in the list. (Note that the window only shows MainBoss databases. If there are any non-MainBoss databases maintained by the same SQL Server, those databases do not appear in the list.)

Note: The list only shows MainBoss databases for which you have SQL Server permissions.

If you want to add an existing database to your list of known databases, you can click on the appropriate name in the list. Adding a name to your list of known databases doesn't necessarily give you access to that database—you still have to be on the database's list of authorized users (Administration | Users).

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