Modifying a Spectrum Database Resource

You must be a Spectrum Technology Platform administrator (admin) to perform this task.

A Spectrum database may include multiple data entries: a North American database might include Canada, United States (USA), and Mexico data; a population survey database might include yearly updates for a sales region. Managing a database may include adding data to it to increase its coverage, relevance, or accuracy, or removing data from it to change its coverage or reduce its size.

Every Spectrum database resource has a name, which is used in your dataflows as well as web service APIs. It is important when modifying a database that the database name remains untouched.

To modify a database by adding or removing data:

  1. Open Management Console.
  2. Go to Resources > Spectrum Databases.
  3. Put a check mark next to the Spectrum database you want to modify and then click Modify button .
  4. Either add data or remove data from the database.
    • To add data, select a data entry. If the data you want to add is not in the list, then you must add it to the Spectrum server, as described in Adding Data to Spectrum.
    • To remove data, clear the check box beside the data entry.
  5. Click Save.

Removing data from a Spectrum database does not delete the actual data files. If you wish to also delete the files from the Spectrum server to free up space on your system, see Deleting Data from Spectrum.