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Idents and Database Connections

An ident is an authorization-id used to identify users, program idents and group idents in a Mimer SQL database.

User idents are authorized to connect to the database. Program idents provide specific privileges required when executing certain operations. Group ident is a collective identity which provides common privileges to its members.

Idents connect to a database through the CONNECT statement and the ENTER statement is used to take up the privileges provided by a program ident (see below).

A database in Mimer SQL refers to the complete collection of databanks which may be accessed from one Mimer SQL system.

Mimer SQL supports the ability to change between different connections (i.e. access different databases) from within the same application program. An application program may have several database connections open simultaneously, although only one is active at any one time.

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