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Handling your databases

Go to a solution's databases

Each solution has a list of databases. From the Cockpit dashboard screen, click on the Manage button of the solution of your choice. For example, let's click on the Manage button of our Petra React app.

Manage solution btn

You will then see all existing databases linked to this solution: Databases list

Create a database

To create a new database, click on Add database button at the top of the Solution Details screen.

Write the name of your database, choose the cluster that should host it and click on the Add button.

Add database modal

Your new database now appears in your list:

Updated databases list

Edit a database name

To edit the name of your database, click on the pencil icon, next to the database name. A modal will appear.

Edit database modal

Fill in the new database name and click on the Save button.

Manage database information

To see the detailed information of your database, click on its corresponding card in the list.

Database details

You may first see the general information about the database:

  • The clusters on which it is saved
  • When the last backup has been done
  • The number of children databases it contains
  • The number of users it contains
  • The number of medical devices it contains
  • The size of the database

Database administrators are able to create children databases for the parent database you gave them access.

You may afterwards see the following sections:

  • The custom properties
  • The administrators (Global, solution, database ones)
  • The danger zone

Custom properties

Custom properties are properties you want to store absolutely in your database. It may be interesting if you need to share this information with the users of this specific database for example.

Let's see how to manage them.

Add a custom property

To add a new custom property, click on the Add custom property button.

You will now have to provide:

  • An identifier, which will be the unique name identifying your property
  • A value, hold by this property
  • A type field, corresponding to the type of the value

Once you filled all these fields, click on the Add button.

Custom property modal

Edit a custom property

To edit a custom property, click on the pencil icon next to the property you want to change.

Once you updated property fields, click on the Save button.

Edit custom property modal

Delete a custom property

To delete a custom property, click on the pencil icon next to the property you want to delete.

If you are absolutely sure you want to delete this custom property, click the Delete button.

Custom property delete

Global administrators

Global administrators are the ones who are able to manage your whole iCure account environment, including solutions, databases, ...

For now, it is not possible to add new global administrators. It will only be the primary user who created your iCure environment.

Solution administrators

Solution administrators are able to manage a particular solution. Meaning they will be able to:

  • Add a new database to the solution
  • Add new users in the solution
  • Check logs of the solution

To do all those actions, the solution administrator will therefore be able to use the Cockpit Web Portal.

You can add a new Solution administrator through the tab Administrators at the top of the screen.

Database administrators

Database administrators will be able to query a database with admin rights. Their purpose is not to manage the solutions, databases, ... anymore but to create them in order to administrate your database data.

Typically, if you would like to enable user registration, create new patients / doctors, ... you will need a database administrator.


The database administrator may log into the Cockpit Web Portal, but he won't be able to do any other action than managing is account and check the monitoring.

Add a database Administrator

To add a new database administrator, click on the Add an administrator button. A modal will appear.


Fill in the form inputs and click on the Add button.

You can also send an invitation to the newly created administrator by clicking on the Invite button. The invitation will be sent to the email provided in the form earlier.


Danger Zone

In this zone, you will find all functionalities considered as dangerous:

  • The updating of your database indexes
  • The Deletion of your database

Update indexes

During the lifetime of your database, we will continue improving the iCure solution by introducing new functionalities. These will sometimes require new database design documents, new database views, that won't be automatically added to your database.

Indeed, adding a new design document, a new database view may require some indexation of your database and make it therefore unavailable for a few minutes during this process. As we can't know what would be your best time spot to not block your users, we prefer to let you schedule the Update Indexes operation yourself through this action.


Keep an eye on the SDKs changelogs to know when a new version requires an Update indexes operation.

To start the indexation of your database, just click on the Update indexes button.

Delete a database

To delete your database, click on the Delete button. A modal will appear.

Delete database modal

To definitely delete the database, write back its name into the dedicated input and click on Delete button.


Once you delete a database, there is no going back: You won't be able to access the data contained in this database anymore.