Transform

The Transform panel of the Contents pane allows manipulation and editing of values in fields in tables, drawings or images, either by using pre-built transform templates or by using SQL expressions.  By manipulating the value of geom fields in tables used to drive drawings, the Transform panel also manipulates objects in drawings. Likewise, by manipulating the value of tile fields in tables used to drive images, the Transform panel also manipulates pixel values in images. 

Essential Topics

Contents Pane

The Contents pane host the Transform panel.

Contents - Transform

Getting started with the Transform panel.

Transform Templates

Gateway topic to extensive sub-topics detailing the use of Transform panel templates for use with drawings and images as well as data types including Binary, Boolean, Datetime, Geom, Numeric, Text and Tile data types.

Transform Options

A sub-dialog of the Transform panel which specifies how fields are combined or transferred when using the Transform panel  to create new components.

Transform: Center and Centroids

A discussion with illustrations of the various centroid templates in the Transform panel.

Transform: Escape Templates

A discussion with illustrations of the various templates that facilitate working with escape characters in the Transform panel.

Transform: Overlay

Spatial overlays allow the transfer of attributes between objects based on spatial relationships such as intersections, adjacency and so on.

Transform: Overlay Topology

Topology overlays utilize objects to manipulate other objects, such as clipping some objects by their intersection with others.

Transform: Voronoi Diagrams

Voronoi diagrams provide a useful analytic framework in many tasks.