This topic describes the steps you should follow to create a schema snapshot file.
Snapshot is a file generated by dbForge Schema Compare that contains information about a database structure in the XML format.
On the Database menu, click Create Schema Snapshot.
In the Create Schema Snapshot dialog box that opens, the Type box in the Source section displays a source type, for which a snapshot is created.
In the Connection box, select an Oracle connection from the drop-down list.
To create a new connection or update the existing one, click < Manage > in the top of the list. The Connection Manager opens. To update the current connection parameters, click Edit. To create a new connection, click New.
In the Schema box, select a required schema from the drop-down list. Click < Refresh > in the top of the list to refresh the list of available schemas, if any changes were made.
The Type box of the Destination section, a snapshot as a destination type is selected by default.
In the File name box, click […], select the folder to save the snapshot to and specify a name of the snapshot file.
(Optional): Select the Compress check box to compress the created snapshot file. It is recommended if you have selected a large schema.
To complete the snapshot file creation, click Create.