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The SVN Database Library Conversion Wizard will help you convert your schematic, PCB, database and integrated libraries into SVN database libraries. This Wizard streamlines the process of turning various component management methodologies into an SVN Database Library (*.SVNDBLib). An SVN Database Library takes the ability to place components directly from a database and extends this method of linking to allow source-controlled libraries - housing the schematic symbols and footprint models within a Subversion-based repository. The link to the repository and to the external database is defined within an SVN Database Library file (*.SVNDBLib), an extension of the Database Library file (*.DBLib) and often referred to as a Version-Controlled Database Library.
Use the Wizard to define conversion-related options including how the source libraries should be split, in which directories of which repository they should be stored, and the output directory for the SVNDBLib file.
You will need to choose which database or schematic (*.SchLib), PCB (*.PcbLib) or integrated libraries (*.IntLib) to convert which will then be checked into an SVN repository. A single SVN database library will also be created.
With this Wizard, you have the option to define the connection to the SVN repository, the base directory for symbols and models, and the path to the SVN database library document. By default, the output directory will be set to the same directory in which the source library is stored.
Should you wish to have the generated SVNDBLib file and the database in the same location, you basically have two options. The first is to set the output path for the SVNDBLib to be the same directory in which the database currently resides. The second option is to generate the SVNDBLib in a different directory and then move the database to that directory. In this case, you will need to remember to modify the connection within the SVNDBLib file to point to the database in its new location and reconnect.
The SVN Database Library Conversion Wizard is launched in the following ways:
Use the Libraries to Convert page to select the libraries you want converted. Choose from Database Libraries or Schematic, PCB, and Integrated Libraries. The selected libraries will be split into individual component libraries and then be checked into an SVN repository. A single SVN database will be created.
When converting Database Libraries, the conversion process involves:
Use the Add button to access a standard dialog to search for and select the desired file to add. Click the Remove button to remove the currently selected library.
When converting Schematic, PCB, and Integrated Libraries, the conversion process involves:
The Options page of the Wizard is used to define how the source libraries should be split, in which directories and repository they should be stored, and the output directory for the SVNDBLib file.
Use this region to define the settings for connecting to the SVN Repository.
Use the Method drop-down to select the method of connection: file (a file-based repository), http (a cloud-based repository, https (a secure cloud-based repository), svn, or svn+ssh.
The Location region (available only when file is selected for Method) is used to set the location path of the repository. Use the browse folder icon to search for and select the desired location.
The Server region (available only when file is not selected for Method) is used to set the desired server.
Set the Server Port to either Default or Non-Default. If Non-Default is selected, enter the server port in the text box. You will also need to enter the name of the Repository folder in the text box.
Designate the repository base directory for Symbols and Footprints by clicking ... to search for and select the desired folders for both.
The SVN DB Library Options region allows you to specify the path of the SVN database library document. If no back-end Access database currently exists, one will be created in the same folder. Use the browse folder icon to search for and select the path.
Use the drop-down to select if you want the files to Overwrite Existing Files or Append Incrementing Number To File Names (to create newly-appended files when the libraries split). When Overwrite Existing Files is selected, any existing files in the repositories will be over-written when the libraries are split. If Append Incrementing Number To File Names is selected, all the files in the specified repositories will be protected and will not be over-written and new component libraries with the same name will be appended with the suffix "
For a schematic library, two options are also provided that allow you to strip the parameter and/or model information from the split schematic components, leaving just the bare symbol. Select Remove All Parameters and/or Remove All Models. Since the external database already exists - linked to the original DBLib file - one will not be created. The database will remain in its current location.
The Wizard has been successfully completed. Click Finish to close the Wizard and make the newly-created *.SVNDBLib file active in the main design window.
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