|Named Tables / Creating Named Tables|
From the connection details page, you can create a batch of named tables that use that connection. This is particularly useful right after you have created a new connection and want to quickly create named tables for it. Spatial Manager prompts you to select all the datasources for which you want to create named tables and to specify a location for them in the repository. All types of named tables can be created, with the exception of view tables (which do not use a connection) and XY tables.
When creating a batch of named tables, Spatial Manager uses the name of the datasource as the default name for the new table. For shapefiles, Spatial Manager will use the character set and coordinate system from the shapefile's .dbf or .cpg file if available. Volatility is set to True by default for all applicable datasources.
All hierarchy is preserved when creating a batch of named tables; for example, if you selected London.TAB and Paris.TAB as datasources from a folder named Europe, the new London and Paris named tables will also be created in a folder named Europe in the repository location that you specified.