Feature Data Objects Provider for SHP
The Feature Data Objects (FDO) API provides access to data in a data store. A provider is a specific implementation of the FDO API that provides access to data in a particular data store. The FDO Provider for SHP provides FDO with access to an SHP-based data store.
The FDO Provider for SHP uses a standalone file format that supports GIS data.
The FDO Provider for SHP (Shape) has the following characteristics:
The FDO Provider for SHP can run in a multi-platform environment, including Windows and Linux.
Connecting to the SHP Provider
This information supplements the Establishing a Connection chapter in the FDO Developers Guide.
You can connect to FDO Provider for SHP by specifying the DefaultFileLocation of the SHP file(s) that you want to use. This parameter may correspond to a single file or a directory containing a number or SHP files.
Optionally, you may also specify the TemporaryFileLocation where temporary files generated by FDO are stored.