Spatial Manager™ for ZWCAD - FAQs: Databases

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Introduction

  • Objective of this section
    • To access spatial information tables included in spatial databases
  • Topics in this section
    • Accessing spatial databases: UDSs definition using connection and setting parameters
    • Schemas and classes: structures of tables contained in databases


Note: For most of Database providers, all the information that is applied in this articles to "Tables" also applies to "Views"


How can I access a data Table from a spatial database or data store? ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only)

To access spatial databases or data stores in Spatial Manager™ for ZWCAD, you need first to have defined a User Data Source (UDS) including all the parameters to connect with (to learn more about UDSs, see: Data sources page)

You can access a data Table from a spatial database or data store using the right-click menu over the Table item itself inside a container of the UDS (usually a Schema), in the "SpatialManager" palette, to import its content into a new or the current ZWCAD drawing. You can also double-click over the Table item itself, in the "SpatialManager" palette, to access and import its content into a new or the current ZWCAD drawing (this behaviour may be configured in the "Options" window of ZWCAD by running the SPMOPTIONS command)


Import a table from a spatial database into ZWCAD


Configure the double-click option


To perform the import process of the data Table, see: Import


Are there any other functions for the Tables? ("Professional" edition only)

Yes, you can Delete or Rename the Tables in Spatial Manager™ for ZWCAD using the right-click menu over the Table item itself. This is valid for Tables in spatial databases but not for Tables in data stores


Delete or rename a table in a spatial database


How can I create a Schema in a spatial database? ("Professional" edition only)

You can create a Schema in a spatial database in Spatial Manager™ for ZWCAD using the right-click menu over the UDS. When creating, you can assign a name to the New Schema


Create a schema in a spatial database


Are there any other functions for the Schemas? ("Professional" edition only)

Yes, you can Delete or Rename the Schemas and Refresh the Schema contents in Spatial Manager™ for ZWCAD using the right-click menu over the Schema item itself. Be careful when you Delete a Schema because all the Tables that it contains will also be deleted. This is valid for Schemas in spatial databases but not for Schemas in data stores


Delete or rename a schema in a spatial database


Are there any other kind of data sources using Schemas or Tables?

Yes, you can find some Providers using Schemas or Tables in Spatial Manager™ for ZWCAD, besides spatial databases or data stores, like some types of files, such as SQLite and more, or special connections, such as ODBC ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only) and more. Everything said here for Schemas and Tables is valid for these types of data sources


Import a table from a User Data Source (UDS) into ZWCAD


How can I see the Properties of Schemas or Tables?

You can see the Properties of Schemas or Tables in the "Properties" area of the "SpatialManager" palette in Spatial Manager™ for ZWCAD when you select any of those items in the "Data sources" area of this palette


Properties of schemas and tables in the application palette


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