Automatically Specifying Object Data for Objects
Concept Procedure Quick Reference
 
 
 
Note Create the object data table before you begin this procedure.

To attach data to objects automatically

  1. Click Map Setup tabAttribute Data panel Generate Links. At the Command prompt, enter adegenlink.
  2. In the Generate Data Links dialog box, select a linkage type:
    • Blocks — Create links from block attribute data. The records are attached to the blocks themselves.
    • Text — Create links from text. The records are attached to the text objects.
    • Enclosed Blocks — Create links from block attribute data. The records are attached to the polyline that encloses the block. Blocks that are not enclosed by a polyline are not linked.
    • Enclosed Text — Create links from text that lies within a closed polyline. The records are attached to the closed polyline that encloses the text. Text that is not enclosed by a polyline is not linked.
  3. Under Data Links, select Create Object Data Records.
  4. Select a table.

    If you are creating links for enclosed text, select a table that has only one field.

  5. If you are creating links for blocks or enclosed blocks, select the name of the block.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Enter s to select blocks or text objects, or enter a to use all blocks with the specified name or all text objects.