Map Data Elements to SQL dialog box (MAPIMPORT4)

This dialog box was used to map data elements in the import file to specific columns in external database tables. It has been discontinued. Instead, use one of the following procedures or commands.

To import data from other formats

To import from Arc/INFO

To import from MapInfo MIF/MID

To import SHP data

Click Home tabData panelImport From Files. At the Command prompt, enter mapimport.

Database Link Method area

Specify whether to link objects to an existing database table or to create a new database table and link objects to the new table.

When the file is imported, each object in the import file is linked to the record in the external database table with the matching key column value. Or a new table is created using the values from the data elements, and links are created to the new table.

To link a data element to a key value, select the data element in the Import Data Elements list and select the key value in the Link Template list. Click >>.

Import Data Elements area

Displays all data elements in the import file.

Link Template area

Select a link template from the list.

To create a new link template, click Define to display the Define Link Template dialog box.


Link the selected import data element to the selected key in the link template.


Remove the selected link from the Link Template list and return the data element to the Import Data Elements list.