Managing Project Folders

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Managing Project Folders

If you want to organize the mappings inside a project into folders, you can create as many folders as required, and add mappings to (or drag mappings into) them. Such folders are "virtual" and meaningful only inside a MapForce project; they do not correspond to actual folders on your operating system. One of the advantages of creating folders is that you can define common code generation settings (such as the target language and the output directory) for all the mapping files under that particular folder.

dlg_create_folder

Folder Properties dialog box

 

To create a folder inside a MapForce project:

1.Do one of the following:
oOn the Project menu, click Create Folder ic_create-folder.
oRight-click the project, and select Create Folder ic_create-folder.
2.In the Properties dialog box, enter the required code generation settings, and click OK.

 

 

The settings you can define in the Folder Properties dialog box are as follows.

 

Name

The name of the folder.

Use default project settings

This is the default option and it means that the code generation settings in the current folder are the same as for the entire project. Therefore, when you generate code from you project, MapForce will use the code generation settings defined at the project level, not at the folder level.

 

If your folder requires custom code generation settings (other than those set at the project level), select Use the following settings and specify the code output directory and language as required.

Output directory

Defines the Windows folder where the generated code (from all mappings in this folder) will be saved.

Language

Defines the code generation language for all mapping files in this folder.


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