Data/Text Classes Dialog

Clicking the button in the Classes section of the Property Manager Map page opens either the Data Classes or the Text Classes dialog.


Change class number or classification method, load, and save classes in the Data

Classes dialog.


Number of Classes

Number of classes specifies the number of classes used in the map. This is equal to the number of classes displayed in the Objects in classes box. Type a number into the Number of classes box or change the value with the . Select up to 100 classes.

Classification Method

Select a Classification method from the list.


Saving and Loading Classes

Once the classes are defined, they can be saved for reuse in a class file [.CLS]. Click the Save Classes button to save the classes. To use an existing class file, click the Load Classes button. You can also save the class information to a worksheet file by clicking the Save Class Info to Worksheet File button.


No Data and Undefined Data

The Include "No Data" class option creates a new class. All boundaries without a data value are placed in this class. This is one way to tell if your primary IDs on your map and data are mismatched. The Include "All Others" class option creates a new class that contains all values that do not fall in the specified classes. <Maximum and >=Minimum fields cannot be edited for No Data and All Others classes.


Class Information

The Objects in classes box shows the minimum and maximum class values, percentage (%) of linked objects in the class, number of linked objects for each class (Count), and the fill pattern and color for each class (Fill).


Save Class Info to Worksheet File

Click the Save class info to worksheet file button to save the information in the Objects in classes box to a [.DAT] file. Clicking the Save class info to worksheet file button opens the Data Export Options Dialog.



See Also

Hatch Map