First steps

Organizing the Database

Now it is time to create elements in our virtual database. But wait, first we have to stop and think about what are good practices when creating elements. One of the best practices is to have good organization of elements inside of our database.

For that purpose, the Denodo Administration Tool offers the option to organize elements inside folders in the Elements Tree, making it easier to work with them.

Creating a folder

To create a new folder follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on the database name and select New > Folder or simply press Ctrl+Alt+F at any time.
  2. Name the folder 1 - first steps.
  3. Later you can simply drag & drop elements into this folder.

Folders can be nested and also rearranged by dragging and dropping them.

TIP

If a folder is deleted, all the children elements are also deleted so double-check that the contents of the folder can be safely deleted.

NOTE

In the next section you will learn how to create elements inside this folder.