Frequently Asked Questions
What is a "companion database"?
A "companion database" is a database used by Summation Enterprise to aid in merging data from one data source to another.
Is a "companion database" required to allow Summation Enterprise to function?
No, a "companion database" is not required to be set in any case. Summation Enterprise can function without a "companion database" setting.
What is a "companion database" used for?
Summation Enterprise uses the companion database during certain briefcasing operations; the companion database is required for only these specific workflows:
- "Copy Rows" from briefcase
- Creating a "webblaze" briefcase
How can I configure a "companion database"?
This is a case-specific setting; i.e. you may configure it on just one or a few of your cases and leave the settings blank for other cases.
You can use any database as a companion database. Note: a sql login is required (i.e. does not work with Windows authentication).
To configure a companion database for a particular case, do the following:
1) Open the desired Enterprise case
2) Select Case-->Customize and click the "..." button next to "Companions database" dialog.
3) Add a SQL instance name, a desired database name, and a sql login that has access to the desired database.
4) Click 'OK'.
Note: Once configured for a certain case, this setting will be stored in a file named "SSECompanions.ini" found within that case's "All Users" profile folder.
...\CaseData\P. FRANC VS. K. MORRIS\Profiles\All Users\SSECompanions.ini