About Updating Extracted Data
Extracted data can be updated so that it is current with the data source. You can
manually update the extracted data, whether it is output to a data extraction table
or to an external file, or rely on a notification to display when triggered by commands
such as SAVE or PLOT. You can then update the table from the Data Extraction – Outdated
Table dialog box.
data source, and notification does not occur.
Manually Update Extracted Data
If the drawings that were used for the data extraction have changed, you can manually
update the data.
- Open the drawing that contains the table and use the Data Extraction wizard to edit
the DXE file that contains the extraction settings.
- Right-click the data extraction table to access its shortcut menu. Click Data Extraction
Update Data Extraction.
You can update extracted data that was output to an external file with the Data Extraction
wizard and specifying the DXE file that was used for the extraction.
extraction was created.
Using the data extraction (DXE) file, you can also edit an existing data extraction
to add or remove drawings, add or remove objects, or select different properties from
which to extract data. Tables that reference the same DXE file, even if those tables
are in other drawings, will display the changes when those tables are updated.
Automatically Update Extracted Data
When information in the data source has changed that affects extracted data in a
table, you are notified the data is not current. (Notification does not occur with
attribute extraction tables.) Depending on how the DXEVAL system variable is set,
the Data Extraction – Outdated Table dialog box displays when certain commands are
used, such as OPEN or SAVE. By default, DXEVAL is set to check if the extracted data
is not current without automatically updating it when the PLOT or ETRANSMIT commands
be prompted to update when publishing the files. However, the tables in the DWF file
will not be updated. To include table updates in the published files, set BACKGROUNDPLOT
to 0 or 1.
You can set auto-updating to occur with these commands: SAVE, PLOT, PUBLISH, or ETRANSMIT.
When auto-updating is enabled, the extracted data is automatically checked to see
if it is current with the data source. If not, the update process occurs without user
intervention. With PLOT or ETRANSMIT, the data extraction is updated prior to the
plotting or electronically transmitting the drawings, which are not saved.
When you open multiple drawings at the same time, and the DXEVAL setting in each drawing
is 1 (to check for updates as the drawing is open), a dialog box displays for each
drawing that contains a data extraction table that is not current. You can choose
to update the drawing or to skip all updates.
You can run the update later from the shortcut menu for the data extraction table.
If the cells in a data extraction table are edited in a previous release of the program,
and then opened in the current version, the table cells that were edited are unlocked.
When the table is updated in the current release, a dialog box displays indicating
some cells were overwritten. You can choose to overwrite the cells or skip the cells
during the update.
electronic transmittal, or archive.
Update Attribute Extraction Tables
You can update the contents of a table that was created using the Attribute Extraction
wizard. Before an attribute extraction can be updated, the table must be converted
to a data extraction table.
to a data extraction table.
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