Importing Attribute Data
Concept Procedure Quick Reference

To specify the data to import

  1. Click Insert tabImport panelMap Import .
  2. In the Import dialog box, review the settings in the Data column.
  3. To change the setting for a layer, click in the Data field for the layer to change. Click .
  4. In the Attribute Data dialog box, select an option:
    • If you do not want to import data, click Do Not Import Attribute Data and close the dialog box.
    • To import data as object data, click Create Object Data and enter a name for the object data table or select an existing object data table.

      Click Select Fields to map incoming fields to object data fields.

      Select Add Unique Key Field to create a unique key for each incoming record automatically.

    • To import data to an external database, click Add To Database Table and select a link template.

      To import only the link data, select Create Link Only.

      Click Select Fields to map incoming fields to fields in the external database table.

  5. Click OK to close the Attribute Data dialog box.