Updating data between Claris and Claris Studio data sources (Claris Pro only)

In general, committing data in a Claris Studio data source works the same as committing data in a Claris Pro table. For example, Claris clients save changes to Claris Studio data when you exit a field or move to another record. For more information, see Committing data in records. However, because Claris Studio data is controlled by different software and can be used interactively by users working in Claris Studio, there are certain actions you can take to ensure you have the latest record data and table schema.

To display the latest data from a Claris Studio data source:

  1. Open the file with the link to your Claris Studio data source.

  2. In Browse mode, choose Records menu > Refresh Window.

    Current data, including data entered by users outside of Claris clients, appears. You can also flush the internal cache with the Refresh Window script step.

    For Claris Studio data, Claris clients use "optimistic locking" to control data entry. Claris clients don't automatically refresh data when you begin entering data in a Claris Studio record or when you do a Find on Claris Studio data.

To sync field schema between a Claris and a Claris Studio data source:

  1. Choose File menu > Manage > Database.

  2. In the Manage Database dialog box, click the Fields tab.

  3. Choose the table you want to work with from the Table list.

    Claris Pro displays fields from the Claris Studio table. The field names appear in italics.

    If you don't see the table you want from the Claris Studio data source, you need to add it first. See Connecting to external data sources.

  4. Click Sync.

    Claris Pro updates the schema between the Claris Studio data source and the "shadow" table. You have not changed the field schema in the data source. You have only updated the Claris Pro table schema for any new or missing fields. For example, if you delete a field from a Claris Studio table in the relationships graph, when you click Sync again, the field from the Claris Studio data source will reappear.


  • The following errors may appear.

  • This error message

    Displays when

    <No Access>

    A field is removed from the Claris Studio table. This error is displayed in the field object.