Dataset Operations in DataSet List

Dataset visibility, active dataset, recordable dataset, save dataset edits, cancel loading remote resources, arrange dataset in dataset list.

Dataset Visibility

At the left hand side of the dataset name, a check box indicates the visibility of the dataset. To make a specific dataset visible or invisible, check or uncheck the check box.
When visible, the name of the Dataset is displayed dark grey, when invisible it is displayed light grey.

In this example, the only visible dataset is “openstreetmap”.

Scale Dependent Visibility

When the Dataset Properties define Scale Limits for viewing, the dataset will not be visible when the Map View is drawn at a scale outside the defined Scale Limits.
The On/Off status is overridden by this setting. Whenever a Dataset gets out of scale limits, it's name is displayed italic in the dataset list. To set Scale Limits, see Scale Limits.

In this example, the dataset “city” is not displayed at the current scale. It is invisible because of Scale Limits imposed on the dataset, regardless of the fact that the visibility setting is On.

Active Dataset


Click on the title of a dataset in the dataset list to activate it.
The dataset is now highlighted with a smoothly darker grey background colour. Selecting a dataset also gives access to the right-click Dataset Context Menu.

In the lower example, the dataset “Red” is activated/selected.

Record Dataset


To create new objects in a dataset or dataset model, it is necessary to activate the corresponding record button.
The create new object function operates only on the recorded dataset model:
- Only the recorded dataset model will be used to create or copy new objects into
- Only one dataset model can be in recording mode.

In the upper example the record button corresponding to the model “Area” is activated. New Objects are thus created in the “Area” model.

In the lower example the record button corresponding to the model “Point” is activated. New Objects are thus created in the “Point” model.

Read more about editing datasets here: Create & Edit Objects Overview.

Save changes in Dataset

After editing data from a specific dataset, an extra symbol will appear in the dataset list next to the title of the dataset.
This new symbol, a small “save” icon, indicates that it is necessary to save the dataset to apply the changes. The applied changes will be saved after clicking this “save” symbol.

Use the Save All button in the Main Toolbar to save all edits within the dataset list.
The “save” symbol next to the dataset title “Red” indicates that there are some applied changes that are not saved yet.

Loading remote resources


When using remote resources a loading bar will be displayed in the dataset list when connecting and downloading data from the remote service.

If loading takes to much time because of a low network or service performance, one can cancel the data download via the cancel icon right from dataset loading bar.

Arrange Datasets


It is possible to change the sequence of the datasets by moving a dataset up or down in the list.

Click to highlight (activate/select) the dataset, drag up or down and drop at the desired position. While dragging, the target position is highlighted in a dark grey background.

In the following examples, “Parcels” is moved upwards. It will take place above 'Buildings'. The “Parcels” dataset now covers the “Buildings” dataset, the “Buildings” dataset is thus no longer visible.

It is also possible to change the view sequence by using the “Arrange” - menu. Therefore, right-click the dataset to open the Dataset Context Menu and choose “Arrange”.
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