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To '''create a new database''', select ''Database'' → ''New'' from the menu and browse to an XML document of your choice. You can start with the {{Code|factbook.xml}} document, which contains statistical information on the worlds' countries. It is included in the {{Code|etc}} directory of our [ full distributions] ( ZIP Package and Windows Installer) or can be downloaded [ here] (1.3 MB). In the ''Create Database'' dialog, specify the path to your input file and the name of the new database. If you leave the input file field empty, an empty database will be created. Click the ''OK'' button to create the database.
'''Note:''' You can also use the GUI's [[Graphical_User_Interface#Editor|editor]] to create and edit your own XML document. Just specify it as input file for the creation of a new database after having saved saving the document to disk.
To '''open, rename, copy or drop a database''', choose ''Database'' → ''Open & Manage...'' from the menu. Select one of the available databases on the left-hand side and click on one of the buttons on the right: ''Open'', ''Rename...'', ''Copy...'' or ''Drop...''. To open a database, you can also double-click on the database name.
Opening a database activates three more options in the ''Database'' menu. The ''Properties'' item gives you very detailed insights into access to your database's resources, elements, attributes, indexes and many oder other options. The With the ''Export'' item lets , you can serialize your database into a whole range of different formats. The ''Close'' item closes the database. Currently open databases are closed automatically as soon as another database is opened.
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