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Learning ArcGIS Geodatabases by Hussein Nasser

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Working with object tables and relations

A question was raised during the Bestaurants workshop review: what if I want to write multiple reviews for a given restaurant or diner? Does the geodatabase support that? The answer is no. We have a single review field for each feature. We can add another field called REVIEW2, for instance, but it is infeasible as we will end up with a very rigid geodatabase design. It is not an elegant solution to the multiple reviews problem. It seems that we can't work out a solution for this with the skills we have acquired so far while working with feature classes. We need a new tool that can help us tackle this. Here is where object tables come into the picture.

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An object table is a table in the geodatabase that ...

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