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Esri Shapefile Writer Feature Type Parameters

To access feature type parameters, click the gear icon on a feature type in the workspace to open the Feature Type Parameter Editor. To always display the editor in Workbench, you can select View > Windows > Parameter Editor.


All feature types share similar General parameters, which may include the Feature Type Name, Reader or Writer Name, and Geometry.

In most Writer Feature Type parameter dialogs, you can also control Dynamic Schema Definitions. Some database formats accept a Table Qualifier prefix on the output table feature type.

See Editing Writer Feature Types for more information.

Shapefile Settings

This parameter applies at the feature type level. The initial value for this parameter is obtained at the writer level (see in the Shapefile writer parameters dialog), but it can also be modified for individual feature types.