You can define a property
alteration that modifies queried drawing objects based on data stored
in a linked database.
Alteration, parcels not zoned for residential are displayed
with a magenta solid fill, based on an external database record
For example, you could
retrieve a set of pipes and display each pipe in a color based on
the diameter of the pipe.
information on creating and using a link template, see Overview of Linking Database Records to Objects.