Creating and Rebuilding a Data Source


You can create a new data source, or re-initialize an existing data source, using the CREATE command.

After a data source exists, you may find it necessary to reorganize it in order to use disk space more effectively, to change the contents, index, or structure of the data source, or to change legacy date fields to smart date fields. You can do all of this and more using the REBUILD command.

You can use the CREATE and REBUILD commands with FOCUS and XFOCUS data sources. You can also use the CREATE command to create relational tables for which you have the appropriate data adapter.

In the remainder of this chapter, all references to FOCUS data sources apply to FOCUS and XFOCUS data sources.