Table Explorer supports the following context menu options:
Select this option to open the selected table in the Table Editor window. This allows you to edit the table's structure of columns, indexes and relationships.
Select this option to create a new table for the workspace's database. This activates the Create New Table dialog.
Select this option to create an alias of the currently selected table. This activates the Create New Alias Table dialog.
Select this option to open the selected table's .int file in the Code Editor.
An .int file is a text file containing definitions required to connect to that table in a DataFlex application. An .int file is only used to connect to tables that are using a driver other than the embedded database driver.
Normally, you will not need to edit .int files. These are created automatically when you connect to a database table, and are automatically maintained by Table Editor whenever you modify a table's structure.
Consult the appropriate database driver documentation for details about the contents of .int files.
Select this option to activate the Remove Table dialog. This dialog is used to perform one of two possible operations:
Remove the selected table from the workspace's FileList. This does not delete the table or the data contained within it. Instead it will remove the table's entry from the workspace's registry file (Filelist.cfg).
Delete the selected table. This physically deletes the table and its data from the workspace's database.
Select this option to refresh the workspace's definition of the selected table.
This option does not touch the tables or the .int files. It rebuilds the .CCH, .FD and .DD files. If an external change has been made to a table that does not require that the .int file gets updated (and most do not), then refresh does what you need. If the .int file needs updating, you can do this by reconnecting the tables via the wizards or by manually updating the .int files yourself.
Select this option to add a table to the workspace's FileList. This activates the Add Existing Table dialog.
Normally, you will not need to do this. Tables are added to the FileList automatically when they are created in the Studio, or when you connect to an existing table in an SQL database.
Select this option to open the selected Data Dictionary in the Data Dictionary Modeler. The source code for the data dictionary will also be opened in the Code Editor.
Select this option to create a new data dictionary class for the selected table. This activates the Create a New Data Dictionary Class dialog.
Select this option to add a data dictionary class to the registry of data dictionary classes for the selected table. This activates the Window's Open File dialog. Use this dialog to select a data dictionary class package (.dd file) from the workspace's DDSrc folder.
The DDO Explorer uses the data dictionary class registry, when you are building data dictionary object structures, to determine which data dictionary class names to use to represent each table.
Normally, you will not need to manually register a data dictionary class this. Data dictionaries are added to the workspace's data dictionary registry automatically if you create them via the "Create a New Data Dictionary" dialog (see above).
Select this option to remove the selected data dictionary class from the data dictionary class register. For more information, see Add Existing Data Dictionary (above).
Select this option to set the selected data dictionary as the default data dictionary class to use when building a data dictionary object structure in DDO Explorer.
Select this option to customize the configuration of Table Explorer. This activates the Configure Studio dialog.