Database Layer Properties

This is under active development, and will change.  Currently works only for area shape files.

Display the shape file, using the "Plot, color code by DB field"

Pick String field

Use the File save button on the lower right.

The symbolization file will be saved in the db_aux directory, with a name that adds "lyr_" at the beginning of the file name.

  When you Open the data, if the layer symbolization is present, it will be used.
After making changes, you may have to manually force a redraw for them to be reflected.

Use the Modify, Force complete redraw menu choice.

Use the quick select button to decide which records to symbolize.
Standard patterns
Zipatone patterns (aka screentone)