Improvement to query error message, FAQ

Howard Butler hobu at IASTATE.EDU
Tue Nov 29 10:59:05 EST 2005

I fixed up the formatting and published it at:

I may move it to the error section though


At 05:56 AM 11/29/2005, Bart van den Eijnden wrote:
>Hi Philip,
>the good thing about the new website is that you can add content 
>yourself after you have registered, although it needs to be approved 
>by the document owner.
>I have just added the FAQ for you at:
>After it is approved it will become visible.
>Best regards,
>Bart van den Eijnden
>Syncera IT Solutions
>Postbus 270
>2600 AG  DELFT
> 015-7512436
>email: BEN at
> >>> Philip Mark Donaghy <philip.donaghy at GMAIL.COM> 11/29/2005 11:46:38 AM >>>
>I've just started reusing MapServer. It's been a while. I just wanted
>to make a comment about this error message. "msQueryByPoint(): Search
>returned no results. No matching record(s) found". I am using the
> and MapServer 4.6.1.
>I created some new layers for a project that I have. And I couldn't
>figure out why the default query function did not work.
>I simply didn't know that a TEMPLATE object was required in the CLASS
>object. This is vaguely aswered by a FAQ. My contribution would be to
>add another FAQ.
>Q. Why do I get the message "msQueryByPoint(): Search returned no
>results. No matching record(s) found" when I query a feature known to
>A. The query feature requires a TEMPLATE object in the CLASS object of
>your LAYER definition. The value points to a html fragment using
>MapServer template syntax.
>Example MapFile fragment:
>     NAME Parcel9
>     DATA Parcels/area09_parcels
>     CLASS
>       STYLE
>         OUTLINECOLOR 128 128 128
>         COLOR 153 205 255
>       END
>       TEMPLATE "templates/Parcels/area09_parcels.html"
>     END
>     HEADER "templates/Parcels/area09_parcels_header.html"
>     FOOTER "templates/Parcels/area09_parcels_footer.html"
>   END
>Example Template:
>   <td>[lrn]</td>
>   <td>[PIN]</td>
>The [lrn] is a special keyword that indicates the resulting line
>number which starts at 1. [PIN] is the name of a feature attribute.
>Philip Donaghy
>Philip Donaghy
>Skype: philipmarkdonaghy
>Office: +33 5 56 60 88 02
>Mobile: +33 6 20 83 22 62

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