How to Set Up Exchanges for Sage Timeslips Databases - dummies

How to Set Up Exchanges for Sage Timeslips Databases

By Elaine Marmel

If you would like to exchange databases you need to do a couple of things. To create a new Sage Timeslips database to use as an exchange database, follow these 8 simple steps:

  1. Choose File→New→Database Based on Current.

    The Selection for New Sage Timeslips Database Based on Current dialog box appears.

  2. Set filters to select the data you want to copy to the new database.

    To copy all data, don’t set any filters.

  3. Click OK.

    Timeslips displays the Personalize This Database dialog box.


  4. Type a name that identifies the exchange database.

    Although Timeslips suggests you use some sort of user-friendly name, it is suggested that you use the name you intend to assign to the new database folder because the connected database will be easier to identify.

  5. Click OK.

    Timeslips displays the New Sage Timeslips Database Based on Current dialog box, where you set the folder in which to save the new database.


  6. If the Save In folder at the top of the dialog box doesn’t suit you, change it to a different folder.

    If you change the folder, remember that you should choose an empty folder for the database. Otherwise, you might overwrite information unintentionally.

  7. Click Save.

    Timeslips creates the new database and then displays a message indicating that it created the database successfully.

  8. Click OK.

    Timeslips returns to the original database you used as the model to create the exchange database.

If you choose File→Connected Databases, Timeslips displays the dialog box, which identifies the new database you created.

If you supplied the user-friendly name that Timeslips suggests in Step 4, that name appears in the Database column of the Connected Databases dialog box. That user-friendly name wouldn’t really have given you any useful information. Instead, by using the database folder name, you can identify which of your Timeslips databases is connected to the database you’re currently using.


If you click any connection listed in this dialog box and then click View Records, Timeslips will show you the nicknames associated with that connection.

If you open the new database by choosing File→Open Database, you’ll find that Timeslips has populated the new database with all the nicknames in the originating database, but the new database contains no slips — yet. Now, on to the heart of exchanging data.