Sample Calibration Databases

Explore Calibration Control with Sample Data

The Sample Databases are most useful during the trial period but can be accessed at any time.

Selecting the MS Access Sample Database on First Start

When Calibration Control starts for the first time there are two database formats to choose from, MS Access or SQL Server.  Click the [MS Access] button to continue.

Choose Database Format

In the next dialog (Choose Database Type), check the "CREATE New SAMPLE Database" checkbox and click the [Continue] button.

Choose Database Type

The Trial Period Notification dialog pops up each time Calibration Control starts without a current Product Key.  If a Product Key has been purchased click the [Yes] button to use it in the Sample Database.  Otherwise, click the [No] button to continue.

Trial Period Notification

When Calibration Control starts, about 300 sample records will be visible.

Sample Database

Selecting Sample Database After Program Start

Open the Options dialog (from either the File or Utilities tab of the ribbon menu) and navigate to the Advanced tab.
Click the Switch to Sample Database button.

Switch to Sample Database

Then click the [Yes] button in the following 'Show Sample Database' dialog.

Show Sample Database

Reset Configuration

If you selected MS Access and now you'd like to try using a SQL database or vice versa, you'll first need to reset the configuration. You can use the keyboard shortcut by holding CTRL and launch Calibration Control OR you can manually reset the configuration by navigating to this path on your computer:

C:\Users\Public\Documents\Ape Software\Calibration Control

Then, delete the general.config file and restart Calibration Control. You should now see the Choose Database Format dialog.

Sample SQL Database

To get started using our Sample SQL Server database, choose SQL Server from the Choose Database Format dialog, then select SAMPLE DB in Cloud. If you'd like a blank database to try, first ensure you can connect to our Sample DB in Cloud, then email us with the subject "Blank SQL Database Request" and include your full name, company name and company address/general location. We'll set up a blank database just for you and send you the connection instructions.

Show Sample Database
The YouTube video link below shows how to use this feature in an older version of Calibration Control.  While the software appearance may differ, the how-to concept remains true as demonstrated in the video.

Last Updated:  08 April 2021