Opening an iBridge database

Before you can chart with iBridge data in Analyst's Notebook, you need to open the database that contains the required data. The database may be open if you have already added records from this iBridge database to an Analyst's Notebook chart.

To open an iBridge database in Analyst’s Notebook:
  1. Start Analyst’s Notebook. A new empty chart is displayed.
  2. In the Data Sources Panel click Open Database.
    Note: If there are no open iBridge databases, this is displayed as , when you have opened at least one database this changes to .
  3. In the Open Database dialog, select the iBridge database you wish to open. All iBridge databases have a file extension of .ibg.
  4. When you have selected the required iBridge database, click Open.
  5. If you are prompted for a user name and password, enter your database user ID and password. This is the ID you normally use to access your database. You may also need to enter a general database password. If you are unsure what user ID or passwords to use, see your System Administrator or the person who set up iBridge for you. Click OK.

You can view a palette for the iBridge database by selecting it from the drop-down list in the Add Chart Items Task Pane. This database specific palette contains all of the available entity types. You can drag these onto the chart to find entities or perform a query by holding down the Shift and Ctrl keys, respectively, during the drag operation.

Each time you open a new or existing chart, any databases you have opened will be available to you and an iBridge specific palette will be available for each database. The name of the palette will be the same as the name of the database.


The person who configured your iBridge database may also have created an Analyst's Notebook template specifically for use with the database. If so, you should open a chart based on that template by selecting New from Template from the Analyst's Notebook File menu and select the appropriate template. Chart the items from your databases in this chart.