Editing a Link Template

 
 
 

If you rename a database table or change the location of the database, you must edit the link template associated with that database table.

When you edit a link template, all objects in the drawing that reference the link template use the new information.

If you no longer use a link template in a drawing, you can delete the link template from the current drawing. When you delete a link template, all links that reference that link template are deleted from the drawing.

Note

You can link records to drawing objects. You cannot link records to features from a feature source. For information on viewing and editing geospatial attributes, see Overview of the Data Table. For information on joining data to a geospatial feature class, see Overview of Joins.

Note

You can link records to drawing objects. You cannot link records to features from a feature source. For information on viewing and editing geospatial attributes, see Overview of the Data Table. For information on joining data to a geospatial feature class, see Overview of Joins.

Note

The following procedure edits the link template in the active drawing. It does not update the asi.ini file (which stores data source mapping information), source drawings, or other drawings that use this link template.

To edit the database path in a link template

  1. Click Map Setup tabAttribute Data panelEdit Link Template Properties.At the Command prompt, enter mappropslt.
  2. Select the link template. Click OK.
  3. In the Link Template Properties dialog box, select a new data source, catalog, schema, or table.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Right-click the Map Explorer tab of the Task Pane. Click Refresh.

To delete a link template

  1. Click Map Setup tabAttribute Data panelDelete Link Template.At the Command prompt, enter mapdeletelt.
  2. In the Select Link Template dialog box, select the link template. Click OK.