Associate Database Versions dialog box
 
 
 
NoteThis functionality applies only to an attribute data source that you use with drawing objects. It does not apply to a feature source or to attribute data you use with a feature source.

Use this dialog box to set options related to database versions and file extensions.

To associate database versions with files extensions

Click Map Setup tabMap panelangle-arrow. At the Command prompt, enter mapoptions.

You can associate a database file extension with the version of the database software that you use to edit the file. When you drop a database file on the Map Explorer tab of the Task Pane, AutoCAD Map 3D checks the file extension and uses the specified version of the database software.

Always Prompt

Select this option if you use more than one type of database. Each time you drop a database file onto the Map Explorer tab, AutoCAD Map 3D will prompt for the version of the database software to use with the file.

Always Use

Select this option if you akways use one type of database. When you drop a database file onto the Map Explorer, AutoCAD Map 3D uses the specified version of the database software.

For example, if all your dBASE files are in dBASE III format, select Always Use, and then select dBASE III from the list. If you have files in both dBASE III and dBASE IV format, select Always Prompt under dBASE/FoxPro.

For files created with Excel 95, select the Excel 7.0 driver.