When opening Contract Administrator for the first time, you are prompted to create a data store or select an existing one. The data store is what contains your contracts and information within the software.
To offer the maximum flexibility, an office can have one or more data stores and these can be located on individual machines or on a shared drive, regardless of whether the subscribers are standalone or a network users. Popular options are:
Individual data stores
NBS Contract administrator does have the capabilities of having multiple datastores, which should be held locally and therefore will be individual to users on that machine. This can be somewhat difficult to manage as all NBS Contract Administrator datastores use the same file naming format (CAFtab.cadb). If you go down this route it would be advisable to keep records of the locations of the datastores and what jobs are included.
If there is an existing data store, select the 'Use an existing data store' option in the wizard and locate the folder that the data store is held in.
Single data store for multiple users
To allow all NBS Contract Administrator users in the office to access the same set of Projects/Jobs, create a data store on a shared network location (UNC, shared or mapped) for a first NBS Contract Administrator installation by selecting 'Create a new data store' on the setup wizard. For subsequent installation, browse to an existing data store using the 'Use an existing data store' option in the wizard and locate the folder that the data store is held in.
How to change your NBS Contract Administrator data store
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