Save Workbook to Database dialog

Use this dialog to save the current workbook in the database. For example, you might want to save a new workbook that you have just created, or save a copy of an existing workbook with a new name.

Hint: To publish the workbook to other Discoverer Plus Relational or Discoverer Viewer users, you must save the workbook and share it (for more information, see "About sharing workbooks"). Before you publish a Discoverer workbook, ensure that the workbook is designed for maximum performance (for more information, see "About designing workbooks for maximum performance").

For more information, see:

"What are workbooks?"


Use this list to specify the type of workbooks you want to display in the Workbooks list. For example, you might choose My Workbooks to display only workbooks owned by the database user that you are logged in as.

<View style button>

Use this drop down list to select a style for the Workbooks list. For example, you might choose the User Tree option to display workbooks grouped by database user. Or you might choose Workbook Tree to display workbooks in alphabetical order.

Name contains

Use this field to restrict the Workbooks list to those workbooks with names that contain the character(s) that you specify. For example, enter 'January' to display in the Workbooks list only those workbooks with names that contain January.


Use this button to clear any text in the Name contains field and display the names of all workbooks in the Workbooks list.


Use this list to view the names of existing workbooks in the database.

Hint: Click on a column name to sort the Workbooks list on that column. Click on the arrow in a column name to reverse the sort order. You can also drag and drop columns to a different position in the Workbooks list.

New name

Use this field to enter a name for the workbook and click Save to save the workbook. The name you enter must be unique.

You can enter a name in the New name field that:

  • has an maximum length of approximately 100 characters (depending on the language in which you are running Discoverer).

  • includes upper or lowercase characters, and spaces. For example 'Jchan Sales Workbook March performance reports'.

  • does not include a colon (:) character


Use this button to save the workbook in Discoverer and close the dialog.


  • If two users open the same workbook and try to save the workbook at the same time, Discoverer saves the changes made by the user that saves the workbook first. The second user is informed that the workbook has been modified and given the option to overwrite the modifications or save the workbook under a different name.

  • To store additional information about a workbook (for example, the intended audience) you must update the workbook's properties and then save the workbook. For more information, see "How to view and update a workbook's properties".