Creating database records from map objects in Mapinfo

This functionality is not supported in all applications - please ask your exeGesIS consultants if in doubt.

If one or more layers have been configured in the INI file to allow record creation from the map the ‘Create new database record’ button is included on the MapLink toolbar.  Clicking this button will, if more than one layer is configured to allow record creation from the map, prompt for the layer on which the new object is to be created.

Create database record - select layer dialogue

An editing session will then start, with tools activated according to your INI configuration for the layer - proceed to create one or more map features. On completing the editing session the new database record is created and the relevant data entry form is opened for you to enter information for the record.

It is also possible to create database records for existing map features that do not have a linked database record. Again, this must be configured for individual map layers in the INI file. This scenario may be relevant when using MapLink to link to an unmanaged layer. This operation is initiaited by using the "" tool; if a matching database record is not found, you are prompted to create a new record.

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