Named Tables


A named table is a type of named resource that defines the properties of a data source; it is a reference to data in various formats, such as:

  • TAB files
  • Shapefiles
  • GeoPackages
  • Oracle databases
  • SQL Server databases
  • PostgreSQL/PostGIS databases
  • Generic JDBC databases (includes X/Y)
  • View tables (query)


The schemas for named table definitions are defined in MXP_NamedResource_1_5.xsd and MXP_MapDataSource_1_5.xsd.

Element Description
NamedDataSourceDefinition The root element of a named table definition.


Refer to the following topics for examples of named table definitions: