Rapid SQL Menus

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Rapid SQL offers two context-sensitive menus to let you access all the application’s features. The Main Menu is always on the top of the application window. The shortcut menu is accessible from almost anywhere in the application. Right-click to view the available shortcut menu. Rapid SQL lets you customize the Tools menu to help you tailor the application to your needs.

Topics

Main Menu

Rapid SQL's features can all be accessed from the Main Menu by clicking the menu name and selecting from the submenu. The menus are context sensitive and change based on the tasks you want to perform. The table below describes the Rapid SQL menus:

Menu Item Description

File

Create, open, close, print, send, and save script files and result sets. Set application options and defaults.

Datasource

Create, modify, select, connect to, and disconnect from datasources. Access the database search facility.

Project

Available only when a project is open. Configure project management, build projects, and use version control functions.

Browse

Browse any object type a datasource connection.

Logfile

Activate/deactivate, open, set options, and flush the Rapid SQL application log.

View

Arrange the Rapid SQL environment. Display or hide the Database Navigator, toolbars, Output Window, Describe window, activate full-screen mode.

Tools

Choose any of Rapid SQL's tools, such as Database Search and the Visual Diff Utility. Customize and add tools of your own.

Bookmarks

Access and manage bookmarks.

Help

Access HTML Help.

Query

Available only when an Editor is open. Execute and set options for your SQL scripts.

Object

Available only when a browser is open. Execute, view dependencies, extract, and refresh objects in a database.

Edit

Available only when an Editor is open. Edit and manipulate the text in your scripts.

Format

Available only when a Result Window is active. Format the contents of result sets.

Window

Cascade and tile open windows. Toggle among open windows.

Explorer Bookmarks

The Bookmarks menu lets you access and manage explorer bookmarks. Explorer bookmarks let you quickly access nodes in the Database Navigator.

Creating Explorer Bookmarks

  1. On the Database Navigator, right-click the target node, and then select Add Bookmark.
    Rapid SQL opens the Add Friendly Bookmark Name dialog box.
  2. Type the explorer bookmark name.
  3. Click OK.
    Rapid SQL displays the explorer bookmark under the Bookmarks menu. Explorer bookmarks are organized by platform.

Editing Explorer Bookmarks

  1. On the Main Menu, select Bookmarks.
  2. Select Bookmark Manager.
    Rapid SQL opens Bookmark Manager.
  3. To rename the explorer bookmark, select the target explorer bookmark, and then click Rename.
    Rapid SQL opens the Edit Bookmark Name dialog box.
  4. Type the new explorer bookmark name.
  5. Click OK.
  6. To delete an explorer bookmark, select the target explorer bookmark, and then click Delete.
    Tip: To add explorer bookmarks without using the Add Friendly Bookmark Name dialog box, select Do not show ‘Add Friendly Bookmark Name’ dialog option.

Shortcut Menus

Rapid SQL incorporates context-sensitive menus to give you another way to access object functionality. These menus mirror the functionality that you can access from application toolbars or the main menu.

Opening Shortcut Menus

  1. Right-click anywhere on the Rapid SQL desktop to open the appropriate shortcut menu.
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