Set up server connections


If you want to work with server projects, you need to set up a connection to your NVivo Server. If a network administrator installed your software, you may already have a server connection. By default NVivo is installed with only a 'standalone' connection, which is used to connect to standalone projects.

If you mostly work with server projects, set your server connection as the default connection—this saves time, because server projects are preselected when you open projects.

Refer to About Projects, for more information on server projects.

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Check my connections

  1. Click the File tab, and then click Options.

The Application Options dialog box opens.

  1. Click the Connections tab. All your connections are listed under Application Connections.

The 'Standalone' connection (if present) is used to connect to standalone projects. All other connections are server connections.

NOTE  Your network administrator may have installed your NVivo software without a standalone connection. If you need a standalone connection, contact your network administrator.

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Create a new server connection

  1. Click the File tab, and then click Options.

The Application Options dialog box opens.

  1. Click the Connections tab.

  2. Click the Add button.

The Connection Properties dialog box is displayed.

  1. Enter your server connection details, and then click OK to close the Connection Properties dialog box.

  2. (Optional) Select the Default check box, to make this your default connection.

  3. Click OK.

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Change my default connection

If you mostly work with server projects, you can set your server connection as the default connection, so that server projects are preselected when you open projects.

  1. Click the File tab, and then click Options.

The Application Options dialog box opens.

  1. Click the Connections tab. All your connections are listed in the Application Connections list.

  2. On the connection you use most frequently, select the Default check box

  3. Click OK.

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Modify a server connection

  1. Click the File tab, and then click Options.

The Application Options dialog box opens.

  1. Click the Connections tab. All your connections are listed in the Application Connections list.

  2. Select the server connection you want to change and then click the Modify button.

The Connection Properties dialog box opens.

  1. Change your server connection details, and then click OK to close the Connection Properties dialog box.

  2. Click OK.

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Remove a server connection

  1. Click the File tab, and then click Options.

The Application Options dialog box is displayed.

  1. Click the Connections tab. All your connections are listed in the Application Connections list.

  2. Select the server connection that you want to remove, and then click the Remove button.

  3. Click OK.

NOTE  You cannot delete the standalone connection.

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