Unlike previous versions of PDWPortfolio, a PDWare database ini file is no longer used. Instead the application is using an XML file (pdwdata.xml) containing one or more database connection configuration settings. The file can be local to a machine or shared on a network drive.
Note: the new pdwdata.xml file should only be created/updated using the application user interface. Adjusting the file incorrectly in any editor might result in file corruption.
When you first launch the application and no pdwdata.xml file is defined you will see the new login screen in which the database dropdown list is disables.
Clicking the ‘More>>’ button will display the user interface to define and update database connections configurations.
To define a database connection you need to provide the following parameters based on the provider selected.