Exercise 2: Connect to the new SDF data
 
 
 

Connect to the SDF file you created.

NoteThis exercise uses the map you created in the previous exercise, and the SDF file you saved in Lesson 1: Convert Drawing Layers to Feature Classes.

To connect to the new SDF file

  1. In Display Manager, click Data Connect To Data.

    Switch to Display Manager to connect to data.

  2. In the Data Connect window, under Data Connections By Provider, click Add SDF Connection.
  3. Click next to Source File under Add A New Connection.
  4. Open the SDF file you created in Lesson 1: Convert Drawing Layers to Feature Classes.

    Connect to the SDF file you created.

  5. Click Connect.
  6. Select all the feature classes.

    Each layer from your original map is listed as a separate feature class.

  7. Click Add To Map.
  8. Close the Data Connect window.

To continue this tutorial, go to Exercise 3: Edit the schema.