I was wondering if anyone can tell me how to edit the schema/properties of an SDF in Map 3D? I need to edit existing properties. I have followed the instructions in 'Help', but even after clicking on 'Edit Schema' in the schema editor, I have no luck. I have been able to add/delete properties but have not been able to edit other things (such as existing property titles, display order, Type etc). From what I understand in Help, I should be able to do this?
I have about 30 SDF files that were converted from SHP using FME. I know I can manipulate them in FME but each file has different properties and it will take me quilte a bit of time as I am not super familiar with it.
Any help is appreciated!
>> but have not been able to edit other things (such as existing property titles, display order, Type etc)
yes, annoying for me also.
What I do in that cases: I create a new SDF using the structure of the original one. As this SDF is empty you have the chance to modify/add/remove properties. Then I use bulkcopy to get the data transfered from my original SDF to the one with the new structure.
HTH, - alfred -
I had a feeling Bulk Copy was going to come into it but was hoping it was just something simple I was missing! I'm thinking the amount of work is going to be comparable to going the FME route. But I will give your method a try and see which one is 'easier' for me.