How To: Import, Export or Reset Settings

Import and Export Settings Overview

Settings are customizations of the tool’s work. They include settings that define the dbForge SQL Complete behavior, formatting options, etc. Using the convenient wizard, you can save, export, and then import settings. If required, you can reset all your current settings to the default ones.

The ability to export and import settings gives you several benefits - you can do the following:

  • Quickly copy your settings and use them on another computer
  • Have the same settings within your development team
  • Migrate settings to further versions of dbForge SQL Complete

Convenient Import and Export Settings wizard allows you to select specific categories of settings in SQL Complete and export or import them, or reset all your settings to the default.

Import and Export Settings Wizard

Exporting settings

  1. Open the Import and Export Settings wizard. To open the wizard, in the SQL Complete menu, click Import and Export Settings.

  2. Select the Export selected environment settings option and click Next.

  3. Expand the All settings node and select the check boxes next to the settings you want to export. To export all settings, select the All Settings check box. (Clear the settings which should not be exported.) Click Next.

  4. Enter the name of the file that will contain the exported settings. Click the Browse button to select the file location.

  5. Click Execute and see the result message.

  6. Click Finish to close the wizard.

Importing settings

  1. Open the Import and Export Settings wizard. To open the wizard, in the SQL Complete menu, click Import and Export Settings.

  2. Select the Import selected environment settings option and click Next.

  3. Select whether to create a backup of your current settings before importing the new ones or not:

    • To save your current settings before importing the new ones, select the Yes, save my current settings option and enter the name of the file that will contain the exported settings. Click the Browse button to select the file location. Then click Next.

    • To import the new settings without saving the current ones, select the No, just import new settings, overwriting my current settings option. Then click Next.

  4. Click the Browse button to select the file with the imported settings.

  5. Select the check boxes next to the settings you want to import. To import all settings, select the All Settings check box. (Clear the settings which should not be imported.)

  6. Click Execute and see the result message.

  7. Click Finish to close the wizard.

Resetting to default settings

  1. Open the Import and Export Settings wizard. To open the wizard, in the SQL Complete menu, click Import and Export Settings.

  2. Select the Reset all settings option and click Next.

  3. Select whether to create a backup of your current settings before replacing them with the default settings or not:

    • To save your current settings before replacing them, select the Yes, save my current settings option and enter the name of the file that will contain the exported settings. Click the Browse button to select the file location. Then click Finish and see the result message.

    • To restore the default settings without saving the current ones, select the No, just reset all settings, overwriting my current settings option.

  4. Click Execute and see the result message.

  5. Click Finish to close the wizard.