Database
One other important concept in your ongoing operation of the application is managing its database.  All the Resource list, Projects and Forms managed and generated by the application are contained in a database file.  The last item in the Master Settings section provides tools that you use to manage the database:

Clear All Archived Project Data
When a Project is completed, you will typically deactivate it by designating it as "archived".  Archived Projects are retained in the database so you can review any of the forms and reports that were generated for the Project.  You can individually remove archived projects from the database through the Projects Settings functions.  If, however, you want to purge all of your archived project data from the system in a single operation, you can use this function.  None of the data for active Projects nor any of you Master list resources are affected.

Clear All Project Data
This operation clears ALL Project data, including Active Projects, from the database, leaving only your Master Settings and Master list resources intact.

Restore Default Database
This operation effectively starts you over from scratch.  The database reverts to its factory default state.  Backup your current database first if there's even the slightest chance you'll want to get back to it.

Backup Current Database
Use this function to make a backup copy of the entire database without affecting the content of the active database.  Note:  The app manages only one on-line backup copy of the database.  When you perform the backup operation, the prior backup copy of the database is overwritten.

Restore Backed-up Database
Use this function to restore the database from the backup copy.  Remember, you'll lose any changes you've made since the time when you did your last backup.

Copying Databases To/From Your Computer
You can use iTunes File Sharing to copy of the database from your iPad to your personal computer.  First, use the Export Database for File Sharing function to make your current active database accessible to iTunes File Sharing.  Then, connect your iPad to your computer and start iTunes (if it's not setup to start automatically.)  Under "DEVICES" in the left pane of the iTunes window, select your iPad and then select "Apps" from the menu bar at the top of the iTunes iPad configuration page.  Scroll down to the list of "Apps" in the File Sharing section and select Journeyman.  The database is named "cs.sqlite".  Now you can "Save to …" or click and drag it from the Journeyman Documents panel to a folder or the desktop on your computer.

If you want to replace the database on your iPad with one that you've previously copied to your Computer, connect your iPad to your computer and start iTunes (if it's not setup to start automatically.)  Under "DEVICES" in the left pane of the iTunes window, select your iPad and then select "Apps" from the menu bar at the top of the iTunes iPad configuration page.  Scroll down to the list of "Apps" in the File Sharing section and select Journeyman.  Now "Add ..." or drag-and-drop the "cs.sqlite" database file from your computer into the Journeyman Documents panel.  If prompted, click the "Replace" option.  Start the app normally the next time you want to use it and then use the
Import Database from File Sharing function.

Be Careful with Database Operations
USE CAUTION when performing any of these operations.  While they're provided to help ensure the integrity of your data, you can lose a lot of data and invested effort very quickly if you're not careful.


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