Creating a Data Store
Concept Procedure

Instructions for creating a data store are different for database data stores and for file-based data stores.

To create a data store for a database provider

  1. On the Task Pane, click either the Map Explorer or Display Manager tab.
  2. Click Data Connect To Data.
  3. In the Data Connections By Provider list in the Data Connect window, select the appropriate choice (for example, Add Oracle Connection).
  4. In the right-hand pane, enter a connection name (the name you will call this data store in AutoCAD Map 3D) and the information required to connect to the data store, for example, a service name.
    NoteDo not use the same name you used when you created a user for the data store.
  5. Log into the service for the store.
  6. In the Data Store list, select Add New Data Store (or type a name that does not appear in the list already) and press Enter.

    You are asked if you want to create a new data store. Click Yes.

  7. In the Create Data Store Dialog Box for this provider, enter the settings for the new data store.

    If you are creating an FDO-enabled data store for SQL Server Spatial, see Creating FDO-Enabled SQL Server Spatial Data Stores.

  8. Click OK.

    If the data store is created successfully, you see a confirmation message prompting you to edit its schema. Use the Schema Editor to create or import the schema for the data store.

    You are connected to the new data store automatically.

To create an SDF or SHP data store

  1. In Map Explorer, do one of the following:
    • Click Schema Create SDF.
    • Click Schema Create SHP.
  2. In the Create File dialog box, specify the path and file name of the data store to create.
  3. Enter the coordinate system code for the new data store.

    If you do not know the code, follow these steps to select a coordinate system:

    • Click .
    • In the Select Global Coordinate System dialog box, select a category.
    • Select from a list of available coordinate systems.

      Select a coordinate system that both the provider and AutoCAD Map 3D support.

    • Click Properties to view the properties of the selected coordinate system.
    • Click OK.
  4. Click OK.

    You must define a schema for the new data store. A confirmation message prompts you to use the Schema Editor to create or import the schema for the data store.

    The new data store is created when you click Apply in the Schema Editor. You are connected to it automatically.