Referencing a map from the Functional Map Wizard

About this task

From Functional Map Wizard, you can create a new functional map by reference. For example, if you use the same functional map across several map source files, instead of creating that specific functional map for each map source file, you can create the functional map within one map source file and then use it in other map source files simply by creating references to it.

When using the Functional Map Wizard, use the following procedure to create a functional map by reference.

To reference a map from the Functional Map Wizard:


  1. Select the rule in your output card and click Rules > Functional Map Wizard.

    The Functional Map Wizard dialog box is displayed.

  2. Click Reference.

    The Map Reference Selection dialog box is displayed.

  3. In the Contents pane, navigate to the map source file that contains the map you want to reference, select the map, and click >>. The map appears in the Selected maps: pane.
  4. Click Finish to return to the Functional Map Wizard.

    At this point the referenced functional map is created, however, the appearance of the Functional Map Wizard dialog box does not change.

  5. Click Close.

    The referenced functional map is created and appears in the Composition view under the appropriate map source file.