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Text Ordering in a Balloon

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    fredhinke is offline Junior Member White Belt
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    Text Ordering in a Balloon

    Using MapPoint 2004 -

    I am importing several data sets from Excel, each data set is being displayed as a separate set of pushpins. When I open up the balloon for a pushpin, the order of the entires shown in the balloon seems to be random. I have tried reordering the columns in the Excel spreadsheet - no luck. Is there a way to force MapPoint to display the information in a balloon in a specific order?

    Thanks

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    Re: Text Ordering in a Balloon

    Hi Fred,

    Are you familiar with programming the MapPoint object model?
    I ask because this can be done using the ArrayOfFields parameter
    of the ImportData and LinkData methods.

    Mike Mattys

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    davidb is offline Senior Member Blue Belt
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    Re: Text Ordering in a Balloon

    I just spent some time experimenting with import data wizard and for me the order of the entries in the baloon always follows the order of the columns in excel, provided 'data type' is classified as 'other data'. Spooky!!

    Rgds, David
    David
    UK mapping and map analysis services at www.broomanalysis.plus.com

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    markwb2000 is offline Junior Member White Belt
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    Re: Text Ordering in a Balloon

    I have a related concern.

    I would like the top entry in the information box to be the Company Name. The default appears to be the contact person's name. How can this order be changed so that when I choose to show the SHOW NAME option it shows the Company Name instead.

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    davidb is offline Senior Member Blue Belt
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    Re: Text Ordering in a Balloon

    I’m probably being dim here but I’m not sure what you mean by the ‘SHOW NAME option’. Are you doing this programmatically or using the package. If you’re using the package then in data entry wizard when it shows you the panel with the data extract just make sure that Company Name is the column with data type ‘Name’. It will then use that as the top entry in the info box.
    David
    UK mapping and map analysis services at www.broomanalysis.plus.com

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