ArcObjects Library Reference (GeoDatabase)  

IFeatureWorkspace.OpenFeatureQuery Method

Opens a feature dataset containing a single feature class defined by the specified Query.

[Visual Basic .NET]
Public Function OpenFeatureQuery ( _
    ByVal QueryName As String, _
    ByVal QueryDef As IQueryDef _
) As IFeatureDataset
public IFeatureDataset OpenFeatureQuery (
    string QueryName,
    IQueryDef QueryDef
HRESULT OpenFeatureQuery(
  BSTR QueryName,
  IQueryDef* QueryDef,
  IFeatureDataset** FeatureDataset


QueryName [in]   QueryName is a parameter of type BSTR QueryDef [in]

  QueryDef is a parameter of type IQueryDef

FeatureDataset [out, retval]

  FeatureDataset is a parameter of type IFeatureDataset

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.


The OpenFeatureQuery can be used to open a virtual feature class whose definition is based on a QueryDef created using the CreateQueryDef method. The QueryDef can involve multiple tables as long as one of them is a feature class; the resulting virtual feature class can be used to construct a feature layer that can be added to a map. The shape column is required as part of the SubFields parameter of the QueryDef.

See Also

IFeatureWorkspace Interface