Creating a database means creating the empty files which are in the format required by the Daylight database servers. These files must then be loaded with data to be useful. When creating a database, the following must be specified: (1) a datatypes database, (2) primary hash table size, (3) cross-reference hash table size. Also, the path of the database directory must be known. This is normally referenced by $DY_THORDB.
sthormanand select the databases menu. Create a "regular" database and specify a handy datatypes database (e.g., medchem98demo_datatypes).
thordbpingcommand and verifying that no error is reported.
thormakerequires that all parameters are specified on the command line. Here is an example:
'$DY_THORDB/test' 100 400 \
thordestroyis a client program which instructs the server to delete all files associated with the specified database.
thordbpingcommand. Also examine the database directory for files.