Link Select Dialog Box (Data View Window)
Constructs iterative selection sets of graphical objects and database records.
dbConnect Links Link Select
Right-click a link template in the dbConnect Manager and choose Link Select.
The Link Select dialog box, known as ASE Select in previous releases, is an advanced
implementation of the Query Editor. You begin a Link Select operation by creating
an initial query or selection set of graphical objects (set A), which can be operated
on by an additional query or selection set (set B). The results of the returned operation
become the new running selection set (set A), and you can apply additional queries
or selection sets to further refine your running query.
In order to work with the Link Select dialog box, you must have a drawing open that
has a number of links already created. You can open this dialog box using the following
The Link Select dialog box contains the Quick Query, Range Query, and Query Builder
tabs from the Query Editor, and the following additional controls.
List of Options
The following options are displayed.
Applies a Link Select operator to the current query or selection set. The following
operators are available: Select, Union, Intersect, Subtract A-B, Subtract A-B.
Creates an initial query or selection set. This selection set can be refined through
subsequent Link Select operations.
Adds the results of the new query or selection set to the running selection set. This
operation returns all records or objects that are members of set A or set B.
Returns the intersection of the existing running selection and the results of the
new query or drawing selection. This operation returns all records or objects that
are members of set A and set B.
- Subtract A-B
Subtracts the results of the new query or drawing selection from the existing running
- Subtract B-A
Subtracts the existing running selection from the results of the new query or drawing
Lists available link templates that you can apply to the current selection set.
Uses any of the available Query Editor tabs to construct a query that returns a selection
set to the Link Select operation.
Select in Drawing
Closes the Link Select dialog box when you choose the Select button so that you can
construct a selection set of graphical objects to return to the Link Select operation.
Executes the current Link Select query or temporarily dismisses the Link Select dialog
box so you can select graphical objects from the drawing. If the Use Query option
is selected, the Execute button is displayed. If the Select in Drawing option is selected,
the Select button is displayed. After choosing the Execute or Select button, you can
apply more queries or select additional graphical objects to further refine your selection
Displays a diagram of the currently selected Do operation.
Clears the Link Select dialog box and discards all previous actions so that you can
begin a new Link Select operation.
Closes the dialog box and discards all actions.
Completes the Link Select operation and closes the dialog box. Returns either a selection
set of graphical objects, a subset of Data View records, or both, depending on the
parameters specified in the Link Select operation.
Displays the current status information based on the running Link Select operation.
The current drawing and table are displayed, as well as the number of linked objects
and records that currently meet the specified Link Select parameters.
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