I have access to ArcMap 10.0 (ArcInfo/Workstation) on Windows 7 SP1.
My usual scenario is to produce a map book having 3 shapes:
- 1 polyline (a road track about 200-300 km without any useful attribute data)
- 1 polygon (boundaries with all the county data like county names, numbers etc. in the attribute table)
- 1 polygon (road track based Strip Map Index Feature (SMIF) to get the DDP running with attributes generated by ArcMap)
All works fine and ArcMap produces around 130-150 ISO A4-PDF pages per map book at a given scale.
But how to get the county names fieldbased on each single page without some manual action?
I know that ArcMap only uses the SMIF-Layer with fixed attribute data as a valid source for DDP, so no Joins/Relates to the attribute table are allowed. And adding new fields manually to SMIF table and filling them actually works, I did that last time, but, you know, it stinks somehow.
So, how to get the attributes from boundaries.shp into SMIF.shp to provide dynamic data for each page in DDP?