Creating a new database

PokerTracker 3 version 3.10
October 25, 2013
  • Adding a new database

    Open the Database Management window via the PT3 menu: Database -> Database Management.

    This will open a new window:


    Click on New and the next window will look like this:

    You can leave the default name (which uses the current date and time) or specify your own name if you prefer.

    The "Name" field is the name which PT3 uses and the "Database" in PostgreSQL Server Information is the name of the actual PostgreSQL database.  They do not need to be the same but you will probably find it easier to keep track of things if you keep them the same.

    Click Create to create the database.


    Once created, you will receive a window which looks like this:


    Click OK to complete the process.

  • Linking to an existing database

    If you have an existing PT3 database which is no longer available in PT3 (either because it was removed, or you had a problem with your configuration) and you want to re-link to it, follow these steps:

    • From the PT3 menu go to Database > Database Management.
    • Click New.
    • Click the blue Browse Databases link and select the database that you want to link to.
    • The This Database already exists option should be ticked automatically after you select a database, but if not then tick it.
    • If you want to refer to this database in PT3 using a different name set that in the Name field.
    • Click Create.
  • Using the new database

    If you want to use the new database as your main database, you need to set it to be the Active and Default database.
    The Active database is the one that is currently being used for imports and shown in the main reports.
    The Default database is the one that is set to Active when you launch PT3.

    Select your new database from the list of databases and click on the two buttons highlighted below:



    If you want to use the HUD to show stats from the newly created database then you need to add it to the HUD Options.

    Tip!  If the database is configured for Auto Import then it will be used by the HUD by default, unless you have explicitly selected another database(s).

    If you have configured Auto Import to import to specific databases (other than "Current Active Database") and you want to Auto Import to your new database then you will need to update the Databases section of the Auto Import Preferences too.