3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 28, 2012 3:58 AM by Ying Hu-Oracle

    oracle 11g spatial database

      Am new to spatial data of oracle... the oracle manual mentions the following steps in order :

      1)Creates a table to hold the spatial data.
      2) Inserts rows for areas of interest.
      3) Updates the USER_SDO_GEOM_METADATA view to reflect the dimensional information for the areas.
      4) Creates a spatial index.
      5) Performs some spatial queries.

      My question is : is it necessary to follow this order ? can i do order 1),3),4) and then 2) and 5) ??