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How to create a new instance / custom db instance

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:13 pm
by martin@rootjazz
Multiple versions of the software can be opened on the same machine, but each instance will need to run from it's own database. To do this:


Give the instance an instance_name(this name will be used to re-open the instance later). NOTE single word only no spaces

Additionally: Find the exe in the program files folder:
c:\program files (x86)\APP_NAME\

right click the exe
select CREATE SHORTCUT (this will probably put it on your desktop
Find the short cut and right click > PROPERTIES
In the target box you will see
c:\program files (x86)\APP_NAME\APP_NAME.exe

Change this to:
c:\program files (x86)\APP_NAME\APP_NAME.exe instance_name
WARNING instance_name must be one word
Click ok to save

Now when you double click this shortcut, the program will open in a new instance with a database specified by instance_name. This is the same instance that would load if you opened a new instance from within the app via:
FILE > NEW DB INSTANCE > instance_name

* where APP_NAME is the name of the app

When the instance opens, a new database folder is created:

There is no limit to how many instances you can run on a single machine as set by us, but the upper limit is probably around 20 before the machine has resource issues