How to configure Confirm to export a Confirm Database Map Layer to an external shape or tab file

Products affected: Confirm AM

Firstly create and register the required map layer file in the required .shp or .tab file format (see the help files for this information). Make sure the map layer meets the map layer specifications as advised in the 'Map Layer Specifications' help page for feature entities.

Now open the Feature Group screen for the feature group you wish to export.

Make sure the 'Use Confirm Database Map Layer' option is ticked, this makes sure the maintenance of the features are carried out using the confirm database map layers.

Now select the new registered map layer, created above, in the 'Referential Integrity Map Layer' drop down field. NOTE: DO NOT SELECT THE 'Do Not Use Confirm Database Map Layer' option.

Now check the Scheduled Tasks screen and make sure the Referential Integrity Agent is configured and activated. 

Any changes to the Confirm database map layer will now be automatically made to the .tab or .shp file by the Referential Integrity Agent, and this can be made available to systems outside of Confirm.

Please note : Confirm database map layers are projected in a WGS84 coordinate system - this is because Confirm is a global software product and as such the software has to be able to display features etc accurately anywhere on the globe. If the Confirm Database Map Layer is required to be exported into a different coordinate system then at small zoom levels (1:1 for example) there will be a real time offset of a few millimetres. This is caused by the rounding of the coordinate values in the conversion process and is expected.
UPDATED:  October 2, 2017