The following is a brief description of how to create a maps schema and register spatial features.
Start the Geospatial Administrator and select File > New. Give your project a Name and press OK. The Project Information dialog is populated with the Project Name, Description and Configuration Root Directory.
Navigate to the Graphical Sources node and right-click the appropriate connection type. Choose Add > New and the Build Connection dialog opens.
Fill in the correct connection information and click Test. The connection should be successful.
Press OK to dismiss the test result dialog.
Right-click the newly created graphical source connection and choose Register Features. Fill in the password if needed, or check Use Windows Integrated Authentication.
Click OK. The Register Features dialog opens. Select the features to register. The features presented in the list are those that are discovered as being spatial features in the database. Each feature will be defined as a table with the appropriate columns that describe feature properties. Click Next.
Specify the feature type if needed and click Next. Note: Oracle spatial tables include a geometry type, SQL Server and PostGIS do not.
In the Feature Names page, edit XFM feature and property names if needed. Click Next.
In the Point Geometry Rotation and Scale page, define the columns used to store point rotation and scale. These database columns are optional. Click Next.
In the Point Geometry Text page, define the appropriate text expressions. Text expressions are optional text values that are stored as properties and are stored as annotation tables. Click Next.
In the ID Generators page, assign unique identifiers to the features.
In the Domain Registration page, select the relationships to be imported as list domains. Click Next.
Confirm the feature registration. Click Finish. The selected features are registered and added the All Users > Features node.
Registered features will show as being registered in the Feature Definition:
Edit the feature symbology as desired.
Insert the feature placement metadata by right-clicking on the feature and choosing Insert > Place xxxx
Update the Command Manager by selecting User Interface > Command Manager. Then right-click and choose Add Command Manager List.
Create a User Workset by choosing Add User Workset from the User Worksets node.
Save the map schema.
Export the map schema.
Test the schema and workset by choosing Run from the new workset node.
Open a file. The graphical source will be available to connect to via the Map Connections dialog.
Finally, test the registered spatial features by performing a query, lock, modify and post.