Chapter 7. Table Format Wizard
We have formatted the table in the previous steps in the payments.xlsx workbook.
If a user connects to a database from a new workbook like Nick in Chapter 4, he has Excel defaults.
We can fix this publishing table formats and table views to a database using Table Format Wizard.
Start Table Format Wizard:
In the wizard, select a table and click the Save in Database button:
The wizard saves the table format and changes its state:
Now, users will get the same formats, views, and formulas of the tables when they connect to a database.
Use the wizard to republish new views later.
Users can use the Restore from Database button to reload the updated formats and views.
For example, let's switch to Nick's workbook and run Table Format Wizard.
Nick can see that dbo69.Payments table has a format in a database:
Select the desired table and click the Restore from Database button. Then close the wizard.
Now, the table in Nick's workbook has the same format and table views as in Alex's workbook:
Once again, you can use this wizard to save and restore formats, formulas, and table views.
This feature allows sharing best features when every team member uses personal workbooks.
The Table Format Wizard saves formats in the TableFormats table in a database.
We have created this table using the SQL code provided in the Configuring Database chapter.