Named tables that use inline references to a datasource instead of a connection cannot be edited in Spatial Manager (although they can still be used in Spectrum Spatial services and stages). An inline reference specifies the full path to the TAB or shapefile that serves as the table’s datasource; for example, D:\Spectrum Spatial\Data\tabfiles\CustPoints.tab. A connection-based reference specifies the location of the datasource relative to the path defined in the connection; for example, FileConnection + \tabfiles\CustPoints.tab where FileConnection is a connection that points to D:\Spectrum Spatial\Data. See Benefits of Using a Connection for more information on why you should use connections.
Spatial Manager provides the ability to update named tables which use inline definitions to use a connection instead. You will then be able to edit them in Spatial Manager. This procedure describes how to update tables with inline references from the connection details page. You can also update tables from the table details page.
To apply a connection to named tables with inline references: