XPRafts utilises databases of information that may be referenced from individual nodes or links. This helps to reduce data redundancy and the associated problems of updating data when changes are made within the different components of the software. The Global Databases window can be accessed via the  Global Database Records menu. 

Each database record has a name and description, which are referenced from a Node or Link dialog, or the Job Control command from the Configuration menu. Each global database type relates to a grouping of related data items; there can be any number of database records for each database type. Data records can be added, edited, deleted, renamed, duplicated, or moved up and down the list hierarchy as necessary.  

Ten types of database records are available: