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Database Resources

Database resources control access to InterSystems IRIS databases. A database stores the name of its associated resource in its label block.

When you create a new database using the Management Portal, the wizard forces you to either create a new resource for the database or choose an existing resource. You can also use the Management Portal to change the resource associated with a database.

There are several rules governing InterSystems IRIS databases and their resources:

  • All mounted databases must have some associated resource.

    • If you attempt to mount an existing database with no resource name, InterSystems IRIS assigns the default resource, %DB_%DEFAULT, to the database.

    • If you explicitly attempt to mount a database with an unknown (not in the security system) or invalid resource name, InterSystems IRIS prompts you to either change the name or create the resource.

    • An automatic attempt to mount a database with an unknown or invalid resource name fails with an error.

  • All database resource names must begin with “%DB_”. For custom resources the first character after the underscore should not be “%”.

Here are the default roles and permissions associated with the %DB_%DEFAULT resource:

%DB_%DEFAULT Roles and Permissions
Role Permissions
%Developer READ,WRITE

You can change the roles and permissions associated with the %DB_%DEFAULT resource, but you cannot delete the resource.

For more information on database resources, see Database Resources.

For more information on creating and configuring databases, see Configuring Databases in the Configuring InterSystems IRIS section of the System Administration Guide.

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