Copying views

You can copy a view to associate an identical view with the same ACL table, and then subsequently modify the copied view. Copying and modifying a view may be easier than creating a new view from scratch. You can also copy views between tables in an ACL project.

Note

If you copy views between tables and the destination table does not include all the fields specified in the view, you will get an error message listing one or more fields as “undefined”. You may still be able to use the view, but view columns associated with undefined fields do not appear.

For information about copying views from another ACL project, see Copying views from another ACL project.

You can use either the View tab or the Overview tab in the Navigator to copy views.

To copy a view:

  1. Open the table that will contain the copied view.
  2. If you want to associate an identical view with the same table, do one of the following:
    1. Right-click the view button at the bottom of the View tab, select Save As, enter a name for the copied view in the Save View As dialog box, and click OK.
    2. Right-click the table, select Properties > Views, select the view you want to copy, click Copy, and click OK.
  3. If you want to copy a view from another table in the project, do the following:
    1. Right-click the ACL project in the Overview tab in the Navigator and select Properties.

      The ACL project is the top-level folder in the treeview.

    2. Click the Views tab.
    3. Select the view you want to copy, click Apply, and click OK.
Related tasks
Copying views from another ACL project
Importing views
Exporting views


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