Organization administrators can add Data Director databases to the organization catalog. Organization users create databases from the catalog when they need a database with known characteristics and preloaded data, for example, when they test SQL scripts or usage scenarios.

Users cannot directly modify databases in the catalog and databases cannot power on. Organization administrators can remove catalog databases when the databases are no longer needed.

Add a database to the organization catalog in one of the following ways.

Select a database from a database group's Databases tab.

Add a database using the organization's Catalog tab.

As part of the cataloging process, you choose whether to clone the database and add the clone to the catalog or move the database into the catalog.

Clone the database to allow refreshing the catalog database from the source database. You can create a full clone or a linked clone.

Move the database when you want to preserve the database in its current state with its current data.