[mapguide-users] Database connections in MapGuide Studio
amorsell at spatialgis.com
Mon Mar 13 17:27:14 EST 2006
ODBC connections, unfortunately, not yet supported in MapGuide Open Source.
My work-around has been to create some FME scripts that join my ODBC table
fields with my Shape files before I load them through Studio. This is
obviously less than ideal.
My personal opinion: while MGOS is looking good and I look forward to the
future of both MGOS and MG Enterprise, it is not feature-rich or stable
enough to replace production MapGuide 6.5 applications at this time. The
two biggest hindrances are the lack of ODBC and raster support.
Andy Morsell, P.E.
Spatial Integrators, Inc.
From: Jackie Ng [mailto:Jackie.Ng at aecsystems.com.au]
Sent: Monday, March 13, 2006 2:17 PM
To: users at mapguide.osgeo.org
Subject: [mapguide-users] Database connections in MapGuide Studio
Is there any way to create connections to databases in the march preview of
MapGuide studio? I go to (File -> New -> Data connection) and there is
nothing listed in the "Select a feature provider" dialog. I've asked this
question before, with regards to a previous preview of Studio, but I just
want to know if it is possible to do this in this version.
Just a little background...
We want to move our MG 6.5 maps to MapGuide Open-source. The maps are of
cemeteries. Each grave/plot in a cemetery is attributed with a unique key
that we use to lookup data of the deceased in a MS SQL server database. The
actual maps converted fine without any problems, but without a way to
connect to (any) database, we can't associate deceased data to graves/plots.
That's why I am so interested to know if we can create database connections
in this version of studio.
- Jackie Ng
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