Editing and Combining Data

Manifold provides many means of editing and combining data.   We can interactively edit drawings, tables, and text components, we can edit many records or pixels at once using the Transform pane, or we can use dedicated dialogs like the Join dialog and the Merge dialogs.


Add an Index to a Table


Editing Tables


Editing Drawings


Snap Modes












Copy and Paste between Drawings or Tables


Editing Queries, Scripts and Comments




Related Topics



The Edit - Join dialog provides extensive capabilities to combine data from tables to tables, drawings to drawings, images to drawings, drawings to images, and images to images, providing a faster and easier way to do table to table relations, vector to vector overlays, raster to vector, vector to raster, and raster to raster overlays than by using traditional spatial overlays. A single, easy to use interface provides a wealth of capabilities by applying power of a unified join concept that is applicable to all.

Join Videos

Videos make it easy to quickly apply the Join dialog.

Join Examples

A list of many step by step, illustrated examples that show how to use the Join dialog for joins involving tables, queries, images, and drawings.

Transform Pane

The Transform pane is a large collection of commands that transform data within tables, drawings and images, analogous to the various geoprocessing or other toolboxes in other GIS packages.

Merge Drawings

The Edit - Merge - Merge Drawings command creates a single, new drawing by combining drawing layers that appear in a map. The original drawing layers are not changed in any way.  

Merge Images

The Edit - Merge - Merge Images command creates a single, new image by combining image (raster) layers that appear in a map. The original image layers are not changed in any way.  The Merge Images command can also be used to resize images.