Database Properties

Use the Database Properties section in TeamDesk’s Setup mode to modify a database name, upload a logo, set a language, location, and time zone.

To perform one of the listed actions:

  1. Click the Setup link in the top right corner of the window.


  2. Select the Database tab.

  3. Choose Database > Database Properties from the setup menu.

    Database tab

The system will open the database properties form:

Database Properties

Edit Database Properties

Database General Options

To edit database information, click the Edit button.

Specify the name of your database.
Add a message that describes the purpose of your database.
To display your own logo in the left corner of the database, click the Choose File button and select an image file on your computer. Please note that your logo will be visible only in the database user mode.
Hide database name
Sometimes the logo and the database name are duplicates or do not look well balanced. In this case, you can check the Hide database name option, and the database name will be hidden.

Please note that the system tries to adapt the logo image size proportionately to 300x100 pixels. If it is not possible to resize the image, the system uses the proportions of your image and displays it at a size of 300x100 pixels.


Database Preferences

The Preferences section comprises the following options:

Language and Location
Administrators can set the Language and Location properties. This option parses and specifies the numbers, dates, and time format that are used instead of the current user settings. The chosen format will be shown for public users or other persons who do not have their own TeamDesk accounts.

For example, you work with the Sport Club database and notify registered course members who are not TeamDesk users about changes in the schedule of the Aikido workshop that will take place in Japan. You can set corresponding Language and Location. As the result, the date and time format of such notifications will be displayed according to Japanese (Japan) Language and Location settings.

Time Zone
The Time Zone option is taken into account only for Timestamp columns, and if a timestamp column value is converted into text, for example, in e-mail alerts or formulas. This database time zone is applied instead of the current user settings, if a person (like a public user) does not have their own TeamDesk account.

For instance, if the (UTC+9:00) Osaka Time Zone is chosen in the above-mentioned example, the “Date Created” and “Date Modified” timestamp values are calculated according to the database time zone settings and these timestamp values are displayed to course members who are not TeamDesk users.

Moreover, this Time Zone property is used, if a Timestamp column participates in workflow triggers.

In case you create formulas, there are the Workday and Workdays functions that include the weekends argument. If this argument is omitted, the Weekends option (Saturday, Sunday is the default) acts as the default weekends argument.



The Extras section is where you can control Support Staff Access.

The support team does not have access to your database by default, except for free trials. Therefore, if you need help from the Support Team members, you can provide access to the database via the Support Staff Access option. It allows you to grant access to members of the TeamDesk support team until 23:59:59 of a certain date in the database-specific time zone or deny it.