Spatial Manager Desktop™ - FAQs: Databases

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Introduction

  • Objective of this section
    • To load spatial information tables included in spatial databases ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only)
  • Topics in this section
    • Accessing spatial databases: UDSs definition using connection and setting parameters ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only)
    • Schemas and classes: structures of tables contained in databases ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only)
    • Other connections like ODBC, etc. ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only)


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

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

You can load 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 "Data sources" panel, to load its content into a new or existing Map. You can also double-click over the Table item itself, in the "Data sources" panel, to load its content into a new or existing Map (this behaviour may be configured in the application settings)


Load a table from a spatial database in a Map


Configure the double-click option


Are there any other functions for the Tables? ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only)

Yes, you can Delete or Rename the Tables in Spatial Manager Desktop™ 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? ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only)

You can create a Schema in a spatial database in Spatial Manager Desktop™ 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? ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only)

Yes, you can Delete or Rename the Schemas and Refresh the Schema contents in Spatial Manager Desktop™ 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 Desktop™, besides spatial databases or data stores, like some types of files, such as SDF 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


Load a table from a User Data Source (UDS) in a Map


How can I see the Properties of Schemas or Tables?

You can see the Properties of Schemas or Tables in the "Properties" panel of Spatial Manager Desktop™ when you select any of these items in the "Data sources" panel


Properties of schemas ans tables in the "Properties" panel


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