Attach Attribute Data to Drawing Objects

You can attach data to drawing objects in your maps. If the data is stored within the map, it is easier to send the map and its data to another user. You can also store the data in an external database, such as Microsoft Access or Excel. You can use external data with multiple maps.

NoteThis procedure applies only to drawing objects. It does not apply to geospatial features.

To store data within a map:

Create an object data table to save attribute information in the drawing

Enter the data for each object

To use external data:

Attach the database to the map

Create a link template, to specify the key fields in the database

Link a record from the database to the object