Saving PDW Files Locally
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You may want to save the PDW data file locally to do further
analysis or for generating printed reports at a later point in
time. You may want to continue data entry while at home or
traveling and then later save those changes to the database. Both can be
accomplished using FILE>SAVE AS, and FIL>-OPEN
FILE>SAVE AS saves the active PDWare Portfolio data workbook to
the directory you specify. Subsequent FILE>SAVE operations save
it to the file location in which it was opened. Most PDW workbooks
cannot be saved locally. The PDW Data workbook can be saved locally
but can be accessed only through the PDW application.
In a subsequent PDW Portfolio session, the saved Data book can be
directly re-opened using the FILE>OPEN command without access to
the database; all PDW Portfolio features are available.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not try to open a saved PDW Data file (*.pdw)
directly from Excel or by double-clicking in Windows Explorer. PDW
Data files can be opened properly only by the FILE>OPEN command
in the PDW application. You will receive a message indicating that
the *.PDW data file can only be opened by the PDW application and
then it will close.
The PDW Data file has a default initial file location in the Data
sub-directory of the directory containing the PDW application.
Unless you overwrite this file by a File>Save operation, this
will be simply the initial state of the data book after the Get
A local PDW data file is also created if you choose to capture
detail when saving a scenario. This is described later in the
scenarios section under Problem Solving.
Select menu command FILE>SAVE AS.
In the Save As dialog select directory c:\Program
Files\EPMS\PDWPortfolio\Data\, enter "Training Demo" as the file
name, and click the SAVE button.
Select menu command FILE>CLOSE.
Select menu command FILE>OPEN.
In the Select PDW Data File dialog select directory c:\Program
Files\PDWARE\, then select Training Demo.pdw and click the OPEN