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SQL Anywhere 17 » SQL Anywhere Server - Spatial Data Support » Spatial data

Creating a unit of measure

Create a unit of measure that is appropriate for your data.


You must have the MANAGE ANY SPATIAL OBJECT or CREATE ANY OBJECT system privilege.


  1. Connect to the database.
  2. In the left pane, click Spatial Reference Systems.
  3. In the right pane, click the Units of Measure tab.
  4. Right-click the tab and click Start of the navigation path New Next navigation step Unit Of Measure End of the navigation path.
  5. Click Create A Custom Unit of Measure, and then click Next.
  6. Specify a name in the What Do You Want To Name The New Unit Of Measure? field, and then click Next.
  7. Select Linear in the Which Type of Unit Of Measure Do You Want To Create? field.
  8. Follow the instructions in the Create Unit Of Measure Wizard.
  9. Click Finish.


A unit of measure is created.

Next Steps

You can grant privileges to users to create, alter, or drop spatial reference systems and units of measure.