Files that are used as inserts (attachments) are stored in thegeodatabase, and the file can be displayed in several ways,according to the file format that has been inserted, can also be opened via the web applications, ArcGIS Explorer, or ArcReader.
Link between layers (feature classes) and files that are insertedmenggunakanrelationship class, so the ability to insert files or editthem only in ArcEditor or ArcInfo license. While ArcView licensecan only be used to display any attachments.
Here is a summary of the steps to activate the attachments featurein ArcGIS 10, add / edit the file to be inserted and how to display it.
(There are also mini-tutorial in PDF format full screenshot.Download link available at the end of this post)
Attachments feature is enabled via the Catalog window(ArcCatalog). The trick right-click the feature class, selectAttachments -> Create Attachments. Drag the result into theArcMap display.
Next right click on feature classes in the TOC, select Edit Features-> Start Editing.
Then by using the arrows on the toolbar Edit Tool, select anindividual feature that you want to paste the file into it, then right click select Attributes.
Select Open Attachment Manager. In the Attachment Managerwindow that opens, click Add, browse to the location of the file you want to insert into the layer.