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FDO Import from ArcSDE

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02-17-2014 01:38 PM

New to CAD user here.


After importing a file from a database using the FDO Import option on the insert tab, does that disconnect the data from the database and now its just an AutoCAD layer?  Meaning whatever edits I do it after the import, it won't affect the initial data in the database?


Also, is there a way to automate this import?  Meaning that when I set up my template, it will automatically pull certain files in fresh (or most current) when the template initially opens, then once its saved as something else, it doesn't refresh?


Thank you for your time.



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Re: FDO Import from ArcSDE

02-25-2014 12:16 PM in reply to: zkeninger



>> After importing a file from a database [...] and now its just an AutoCAD layer?

Yep, importing means you import the data from one datastore into another one, resulting in new (copied) data without any connection to the previous one.


So the question is: if you want to edit the original data why do you import it instead of just connecting to the original datastore using _MAPCONNECT?


>> Also, is there a way to automate this import?

Most automation-jobs can be done using Workflow Designer (>>>details<<<).


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