I don't see a list of databases when I connect to a server. How do I open my database?
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A server can be set up to only show its list of databases to users that have process privileges. If you don't see a list of databases when you connect to a server (given that the connection was successful) then the server you are connecting to is set up as above.
You can however still open databases on the server to which you have access.
Version 11.2 or below
Just right click/control-click on the connection in the left pane and select Open Database. This will prompt you for the name of the database to open. Enter the name of the database and click OK.
Version 12 or above
In the Connection window, select the Databases tab. Enable Use Custom Database List and add your database to the list.