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The moleCore database

Release 9.3
Last modified December 4, 2009
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The moleCore database contains all of the graphic components and geometric primitives MOLE uses to create MOLE graphics (or military symbols based on the specifications MOLE supports).

The moleCore database comes in three formats:

When you first add a MOLE layer to ArcMap or ArcGIS:

It is recommended that you not edit the moleCore database. However, if you customized your moleCore database prior to 9.3, it is recommended that you manually move your customizations into the 9.3 version.

Configure MOLE to use moleCore.sde

moleCore.sde is a version of the moleCore database used for MOLE on non-Windows platforms before MOLE 9.2 was released. Although at 9.2 you can use moleCore.gdb in place of moleCore.sde (because moleCore.gdb is cross-platform), you may still want to configure MOLE to use moleCore.sde.

When you use an ArcSDE connection file, moleCore.sde must contain the connection properties and be in the same directory as the MOLE .dll files. MOLE .dll files are installed to <ArcGIS installation directory>/ArcGIS/Bin.

  1. In ArcCatalog, make a connection to a spatial database by double-clicking Add Spatial Database Connection.

  2. In the Spatial Database Connection dialog box, enter the name of your server, service, database, user name, and password.

  3. Expand the database in the ArcCatalog table of contents.

  4. In the table of contents, copy the contents of moleCore.gdb in <ArcGIS Installation directory>/ArcGIS/Bin to the database using copy and paste commands.

  5. Make sure all feature classes and tables are copied over.

  6. Close ArcCatalog.

  7. Copy the connection file to the bin directory:

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