Importing views

You can import a view that exists as a separate .rpt file outside an ACL project, which allows you to reuse the view rather than create a new view from scratch. You can import only one view at a time.

If a table is open in the project when you import the view, the imported view is automatically associated with the open table. If no table is open, the imported view is added to the project and can be associated with a table at a later point.

If an imported view has the same name as an existing view in the project, the imported view is given an incrementing numeric suffix.


If the table you are associating an imported view with 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.

If you want to import a view from another ACL project, see Copying views from another ACL project.

To import a view:

  1. In the Overview tab of the Navigator, right-click the ACL project entry and select Import Project Item > View.

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

  2. In the Project dialog box, locate and select a view file (.rpt) and click Open.
  3. Click OK in the confirmation dialog box.

    The view is imported into the project. If a table is open, the view is associated with the table.

  4. If you imported a view without associating it with a table, do the following to associate the view with a table:
    1. Open the appropriate table.
    2. Right-click the ACL project in the Overview tab in the Navigator and select Properties.
    3. Click the Views tab.
    4. Select the imported view, click Apply, and click OK.
Related tasks
Copying views
Copying views from another ACL project
Exporting views

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