PlugIns? (#2) - DAFIF MS ACCESS (#465) - Message List
The following warning is in the DAFIF SDK ICD:
"The tables in the following families are presented for informational purposes only. Do NOT access the tables directly because they may change without notice and break third-party applications."
The DAFIF SDK does not seem to provide functions for querying records based on geographic locations. I need to get all navaids, airports, and SUAS in a bounding box (the screen). I have .NET DataSets? setup to access the tables directly, but when I saw the warning in the ICD I question the legitimacy of my approach. Is there anything really wrong with accessing the tables directly in the MS Access DB?
In 4.2.1 and earlier you will need to access the tables directly but be aware that in 5.1 we are switching from Access to PostGIS. At that point you should start using the new IFVDataSource interfaces which support spatial queries.
There are so many apps accessing the Access DB Directly that we basically froze the DAFIF schema to something about like DAFIF 3. In 5.1 we are going to change it up moving to a new schema (DAFIF 8) and a new API.ChrisBailey08/21/11 17:54:54 (22 months ago)
Good to know. Thanks!tjrossi08/21/11 18:25:54 (22 months ago)