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Export TAB file from Confirm to Location via Scheduled Task

  • 1.  Export TAB file from Confirm to Location via Scheduled Task

    Posted 06-17-2019 03:04

    ​Hi,

    We have several data sources that allow you to open the data onto the Confirm Map and prompts you to save this data out as a TAB or Shapefile.

    Is there a way to automate this, ie; export a series of enquiries to the map and out to a file to import into SSA on a nightly basis?

    Happy for this to overwrite the existing file (or is there a way to work through if the data has not updated then leave as)

    Any help appreciated.

    Cheers
    CM



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    Craig Marshall
    Senior Infrastructure Planning Engineer
    Adelaide Hills Council
    Stirling
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  • 2.  RE: Export TAB file from Confirm to Location via Scheduled Task

    Pitney Bowes
    Posted 06-18-2019 03:13
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    Hi Craig

    You can create a Scheduled Report that uses the Data Source you create and where the File Format field is set to 'Map Layer - Mapinfo TAB'.  Set the Next Run Time for a time during the night and add Follow Up of one day.  Once the Next Run Time is reached the next time the Scheduled Reporting Agent runs on the Scheduled Task screen a tab file will be created.  An example of a Scheduled Report is in the attachment.

    When you set the Export Directory on the Scheduled Report screen remember that this path is read from the Task Processor server that runs the Scheduled Reporting Agent.  If you have a path that starts C:\ the output will be written to the C drive of the Task Processor server.  For that reason it is normally better to use a UNC path in the Export Directory field.

    There is more information about this at the end of the article Exporting Feature spatial data to a map using a Data Source in Confirm.

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    Chris Wareham
    Senior Technical Support Analyst
    Pitney Bowes
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  • 3.  RE: Export TAB file from Confirm to Location via Scheduled Task

    Posted 06-18-2019 19:01
    Hi Chris,

    Excellent thank you for pointing me in the right direction for this.

    Confirm has access to the UNC path no worries.. will give it a go :)

    Appreciated.

    Cheers
    CM

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    Craig Marshall
    Senior Infrastructure Planning Engineer
    Adelaide Hills Council
    Stirling
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