To start using a new, blank database

  1. Determine current database file
  2. Close the program.
  3. Rename the database file that you discovered in step# 1. For example, if the database file was HicDatabase.hdf then you could rename it to HicDatabase120310.hdf if today's date was December 3, 2010.
  4. Start HICSOAP.
  5. It will complain about not being able to find the database. Don't choose to restore or repair. Click to create a new, blank database.

Now you have HICSOAP working with a new, blank database and you still have your old database with a different name which you choose in step #3.