What is the GISconnector for Excel?
Questions about the test licence
All functions are enabled.
The test version can only be used for a limited time frame.
Questions about installation
GISconnector consists of an add-in for ESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop, a Microsoft Excel add-in and the Geolabs Administrator (licence management). All components are installed together in a single setup operation.
The latest GISconnector Version runs on:
- Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit versions in each case)
- ArcGIS Desktop 10.1, 10.2, 10.2.1, 10.2.2, 10.3, 10.3.1, 10.4, 10.4.1, 10.5, 10.5.1, 10.6
- Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 (32-bit and 64-bit versions in each case)
We recommend installing the latest service pack for the operating system and for ArcGIS and Excel.
GISconnector currently supports two languages: German and English.
GISconnector installation differs from one ArcGIS Desktop version to another. GISconnector must therefore be re-installed following an ArcGIS version upgrade. It is not necessary to uninstall it first; this is carried out automatically.
Questions about licensing
Licensing is linked to the hardware. The licence key can only be used for one computer.
Concurrent use licences will be available from version 2.0 on.
GISconnector works with feature classes and standalone tables. All ArcGIS data formats are supported: shapefiles, personal and file geodatabases and enterprise geodatabases for the relevant ArcGIS Desktop versions. From version 1.2 on the GISconnector for Excel does support the following SDE-Geodatabases: Oracle, SQL-Server, PostgreSQL.
No. GISconnector is only limited by the system limits of the software components.
e.g. file geodatabase: https://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/018s/018s00000002000000.htm
No, all workflows can be carried out inside or outside an editing session. We recommend transferring the data without an editing session.
Yes, with the GISconnector link manager, any number of Excel tables can be linked to feature classes.
Questions about maintenance
Customers with a maintenance agreement:
- can contact our employees with any questions and problems (e-mail, telephone).
- automatically receive all new versions of GISconnector free of charge.
You can cancel an existing maintenance agreement no later than 3 months before it is due to end. Notice of cancellation must be submitted in writing.
Yes, the same applies as for ArcGIS Desktop.
No, the maintenance period for GISconnector is independent of that for ArcGIS.