Create a table template

In the Manage Templates pane, Template New Template creates a table template for the table highlighted in the pane. The table must participate in a relationship class as the destination with the feature class as the origin.

Table templates are component templates you can add to a feature template to create a record in a related table each time a new feature is created. More than one template can be created for the same table and configured with different attribute values.

For steps to add a table template to a feature template, see Configure a feature template.

New template

To create a new table template, click the layer, click New New Template, and click Template New Template.

  1. In the Catalog pane, create the relationship class if it does not exist, and specify the feature class as the origin and the table as the destination.
    • Right-click the geodatabase or dataset, click New, and click Relationship on the context menu.

    To learn more about creating relationship classes, see Create a relationship class.

  2. Open the Manage Templates pane using one of the following methods:
    • On the Edit tab, in the lower right corner of the Features group, click the Manage Templates dialog box launcher Launcher.
    • In the Create Features pane, click Manage Templates Manage Templates.

    The Manage Templates pane appears.

  3. In the pane, expand the map icon Map View for the current map and click the table.
    • If the table does not appear on the list, expand Databases Databases in the Catalog pane. Expand the database containing your data, and drag the table onto the map.
  4. In the pane, on the toolbar, click the New drop-down arrow New Template and click Template New Template.

    The Template Properties dialog box appears.

  5. Click General.
  6. In the Name text box, type a name.

    The OK button is enabled.

  7. In the Description text box, you can document the template with an optional description that you and your organization can search and find in the pane.
  8. In the Tags text box, the keyword for Table is automatically generated. You can delete it or add additional tags.
    • To add a tag, type the keyword and press Enter.
    • To delete a tag, click X.
  9. Click Attributes.
  10. In the feature attribute, type the attribute values you want automatically generated in the destination table when you create a new feature.
  11. Check the following optional settings to enable them:
    • Show nonvisible fields— Shows all hidden attribute fields in the Template Properties dialog box.
    • Prompt for attribute value— Shows the field in the Create Features pane below the tool palette for quick access.
  12. Click OK.

    The template is saved and the dialog box closes.

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