The Attribute Table contains all the attributes for all the objects in a base layer. Some of the things you can do in the Surfer attribute table are to view, copy, save, join, and add object attributes, helping make sure you are presenting your data to your stakeholders precisely how you want to.
- View attributes for all objects in a Surfer base layer
- Copy attributes from the Attribute Table in Surfer
- Save attributes from the Attribute Table in Surfer
- Join attributes to your vector objects in Surfer
- Add an attribute (like ZLEVEL) to all objects in a Surfer base layer
View attributes for all objects in a Surfer base layer
You can view and edit all the attributes for all objects in a base layer at once via the Attribute Table. Select the Base layer containing the objects of interest and click Map Tools | Layer Tools | Open Attribute Table.
The Attribute Table is modal and can be up on the screen at the same time you perform other tasks in Surfer. If you have multiple base layers in your map, you can open an Attribute Table for each layer if you wish. Changes made in the Attribute Table are immediately applied to the objects in the map (and vice versa), which you can see if you select an object and view the Info page in the Properties window.
Copy attributes from the Attribute Table in Surfer
You can easily copy the attributes for a base layer in the Attribute table for use in other applications, such as Microsoft Excel.
Save attributes from the Attribute Table in Surfer
Example of saving attributes in the Attributes Table dialog
Join attributes to your vector objects in Surfer
Add an attribute (like ZLEVEL) to all objects in a Surfer base layer
Attribute Table Dialog
Additional base map attributes resources
For more in-depth information about these topics please click the links below.
- Surfer Help > Editing > Attribute Table
- Surfer Help > Options, Defaults, and Customizations > Default Setting Syntax > Formats for Attribute Values
- Surfer Help > New Attribute Name Dialog
- Surfer Help > Join Attributes Dialog
Updated January 2024.