Creating a database template

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Creating a database template

Database templates are stored in the Concordance Desktop Templates folder and its subfolders: C:\ProgramData\CloudNine\Concordance Desktop\Templates.

All templates in the Templates folder and the Templates folder's subfolders are displayed in the Create database from template dialog box. With the exception of the General tab, the Templates folder subfolders are displayed as tabs in the dialog box. The General tab contains all database templates in the main Templates folder.

You can save your database templates in one of the existing Templates folders or create your own Templates subfolder. Concordance Desktop comes with some pre-defined templates and template subfolders. You can modify or delete the pre-defined templates and subfolders if they do not meet your organization's needs.

When you create a database, a temporary subfolder is added to the database folder structure. This folder is only temporary and will be removed when the database is closed.

Predefined Database Templates

Folder Name

Template Name



Generic 20 Field

Research Bibliography

*The Templates folder is displayed as the General tab in the Create database from template dialog box.



E-mail And Attachments


Litigation Document Production


Creating a database template is great for building future Concordance Desktop databases. Database templates are created by exporting an existing database's structure. When you export a database template, the template includes fields, data types, properties, punctuation, stopwords, field data validation settings, and .ini file settings like alias groups and tags. The database structure is stored in a database.dcb file. User Management settings are not included in the template.

To Create a Database Template

1.In Concordance Desktop, open the database from which you want to create a database template.

2.From the Documents menu, click Export, and then Structure.

i.Clicking Structure opens the Copy Structure dialog box.

3.Navigate to the Templates folder or one of its subfolders, type the name of the database file in the File name field, and click Save.

i.If you want to create a new subfolder, navigate to the Templates folder, create the subfolder, type the name of the database file in the File name field, and click Save.