Data Base Table Display
If there are multiple databases open,
each will have its own window.
Current record count will be displayed at the bottom of the form in
the status bar. The number will change as you filter
the database using Filter or Map query
Double clicking on a record in
data base will get pop up menu with options.
Double clicking on field name will get pop up menu with options.
The form has following controls:
database display on and off. You can perform the same function on the
Table of contents on the Map Window
- Symbol and color selection.
- Filter: restrict display
to only records that meet specified criteria. This can be done
geographically (most easily with a map
- All recs: after you limit the data with either a
filer or a query, future operations on the data will use only the selected
records unless you revert to all the records. If this button is disabled,
the database is not filtered and all operations will use the full data set.
- Plot: plot
selected records on the map
perform statistical operations (not map based) on the database.
- Map query: Geographically
filter data; restriction will remain in effect until removed.
- ID: identify records on associated
map by double clicking. Same as
ID button on map
- Report: save current
filtered database in several formats. Hidden fields are not included.
- Edit: you must
enable this option in the program defaults, and with the checkbox,
because any changes you make are permanent.
- Hide: keep unwanted fields
- Help: display this file.
Additional toolbars may be present:
Default database plotting.
Database accessory files.
- Remove column from display with
Hide button. The column will still be in the database.
- Rearrange columns by dragging the column
name with the mouse. The left boundary of the column
being moved will become a thick line, and it will move to
show its new position.
- Change a column's width by putting the
cursor over the right boundary of the column name cell,
and when the mouse cursor changes drag to adjust the
- Some databases that you download will have wildly excessive lengths for
the string fields, so that you can only see a few fields even if you make
the form bigger. You can fix with by enabling edits,
Edit data in table:
- Select "Edit GIS data base" option options form, of
options tab. You must do
this before opening the database.
- Check "Edit" checkbox on this form. This
will only appear if "Edit GIS data base"
option was selected first.