Use this dialog box to
specify the attribute data to import for the selected input layer.
This is sometimes called a theme, level, or file.
Do Not Import Attribute
Do not add data attached
to the objects in the source drawing.
Create Object Data
Import data attached
to the objects in the source drawing into an object data table.
- Object Data Table To Use
Select an object data
table or enter a name for a new one. A table name can include the characters
A-Z, a-z, 0-9, $ and _. It cannot include spaces. It must start
with an alphanumeric character.
For a new object data
table name, AutoCAD Map 3D creates a new object data table with fields
that match the fields you're importing. To change these defaults,
click Select Fields.
For an existing object
data table, incoming fields are imported into object data fields
with the same name by default. If no object data field exists with
the same name, the incoming field is not imported. To change these
defaults, click Select Fields.
When the data is imported,
it will be converted to the following object data types:
- Integer32, Integer16, and Boolean data
types are converted to the Integer data type. For Boolean data,
false is converted to 0 and true is converted to 1.
- Float, Double, and Decimal data types
are converted to the Real data type.
- Char and Date data types are converted
to the Character data type.
Incoming data is converted
to the data type of the matching object data field. If this conversion
fails, AutoCAD Map 3D uses 0 for integers, 0.0 for real numbers, and
"" for characters.
- Select Fields
Select the fields to
import and specify names for the object data fields.
- Add Unique Key Field
a field with a unique entry for each imported object. You can edit
the field name.
The unique ID numbers
increment within a single AutoCAD Map 3D session, but restart when you
restart AutoCAD Map 3D. To extend the unique key across multiple imported files,
import them all during the same AutoCAD Map 3D session.
Add To Database Table
Append data attached
to the objects in the source to an external database table. The
links to the data are imported with the objects. Select the link
template to use. Optionally, import only the link data.
If no link templates
are defined in the current drawing, the option is not available.
- Link Template
Select a link template
from the list.
- Select Fields
Select fields to import
from the source drawing. If you select only key fields, they are
imported as link data, and the database table is not updated.
- Create Link Only
Import link data only.
Links are maintained from the imported objects to their appropriate row
in the table, but no changes are made to the database table.
If you import only the
key field, this option is automatically selected.