Attaching a Data Source
Concept Procedure Quick Reference
 
 
 

To attach a data source by dragging the database file to the Task Pane

  1. Using Explorer or My Computer, select the database file and drag it to the Map Explorer tab of the Task Pane.

    You can drag and drop databases with the following extensions: .udl, .db, .dbf, .mdb, and .xls.

  2. If prompted, select a version and click OK.
  3. If prompted, enter your user name and password.

To attach a data source by right-clicking the Data Sources folder in the Task Pane

  1. Right-click the Data Sources folder on the Map Explorer tab of the Task Pane and select Attach.
  2. In the Attach Data Source dialog box, select the file location and type.

    You can attach databases with the following extensions: .udl, .db, .dbf, .mdb, and .xls.

  3. Click Attach.

AutoCAD Map 3D creates the necessary configuration files and attaches the database.

For information on using specific database types with AutoCAD Map 3D, see the AutoCAD help.