IBConsole Menus and Toolbar

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This page describes the menus and the toolbar that IBConsole offers.

Menus

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IBConsole offers the following menus:

Note: Depending on the node that is currently selected and on the state of certain nodes in the Server Tree, some menu items may be disabled or hidden. For example, if the selected node is a connected server node or any child of a connected server node, the Server > Login ... option is disabled.

Console Menu

The table below describes the items of this menu:

Item Description

Exit

Close IBConsole.

View Menu

The table below describes the items of this menu:

Item Description

System Data

Show system tables, temporary tables and dependencies in the Multi-Purpose Section.

Highlight Options ...

Open the Syntax Editor Options dialog.

Select Style

Allows you to select the style for IBConsole. The available styles are:

  • Aqua Light Slate
  • Carbon
  • Cyan Dusk
  • Emerald Light Slate
  • Windows
Note: Changing the style restarts IBConsole and disconnects any active connection to a server or database.

Server Menu

The table below describes the items of this menu:

Item Description
Add ... Open the Add Server wizard.
Remove Unregister this server from IBConsole. Only available for disconnected servers.
IB Server Manager Open the InterBase Server Manager.
Refresh Server Status Force a refresh of this server.
Login ... Open the Server Login dialog.
Logout Log out of this server.
Add Certificate * Open the Add Certificate dialog.
Remove Certificate * Removes a certificate
Diagnose Connection ... Open the Communication Diagnostics dialog.
User Security ... Open the User Information dialog.
View Logfile ... Open the server log file in a Text Viewer window.
Database Aliases Open the Databases Aliases dialog.
OTW Configuration Open the OTW Configuration wizard.
Revert to DES-CRYPT password digest Change the password digest to DES-CRYPT.
Properties ...

* Only applies to InterBase servers version 7.x or older.

Database Menu

The table below describes the items of this menu:

Item Description
Add ... Open the Add Database and Connect dialog.
Remove Unregister this database from the server.
Connect Connect using the last known connection information. If no connection information exists, open the Database Connect dialog.
Connect As ... Open the Database Connect dialog.
Disconnect Disconnect from this database.
Create Database ... Open the Create Database dialog.
Drop Database Drops the selected database.
Maintenance The maintenance sub menu contains the following items:
Performance Monitor ... Open the InterBase Performance Monitor window.
View Metadata ... Open the database metadata in a Text Viewer window.
Connected Users ... Open the Database Connections dialog.
Properties ... Open the Database Properties dialog.
Encrypt Database Open the Encryption wizard.
Decrypt Database Decrypt an encrypted database

Tools Menu

The table below describes the items of this menu:

Item Description
License Manager Open the License Manager.
Interactive SQL ... Open the Interactive SQL window.
New Connection Open the Add Database and Connect dialog.
Preferences ... Open the Preferences dialog.
Quality Central Open the QC wizard.
Configure Tools ... Open the Tools dialog.

Windows Menu

Open the Active Windows dialog.

Help Menu

The table below describes the items of this menu:

Item Description
IBConsole Help Opens the offline help for IBConsole.
About ... Opens the About Dialog.

Toolbar

The table below explains the actions that you can take with the available toolbar shortcuts:

Icon Shortcut Name Description
IBConsole-Toolbar-AddServer.png Adds a new InterBase Server Opens the Add Server wizard.
IBConsole-Toolbar-Removeserver.png Removes an InterBase Server Un-registers the selected server from IBConsole. Only available for disconnected servers.
IBConsole-Toolbar-ConnectDB.png Connects to the selected database Connects to the selected database using the last known connection information. If no connection information exists, it opens the Database Connect dialog.
IBConsole-Toolbar-DisconnectDB.png Disconnects from the current database Disconnects from the selected database.
IBConsole-Toolbar-InteractiveSQL.png Interactive SQL Opens the Interactive SQL window.
IBConsole-Toolbar-ActiveWindows.png Active Windows Opens the Active Windows dialog.
Note:
Depending on the node that is currently selected and on the state of certain nodes in the Server Tree, some toolbar shortcuts may be disabled. For example, if the selected node is a connected server node, the Remove an InterBase Server shortcut is disabled.

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