Using the Raster Function Template Editor you can create and edit function chains that are saved as .rft.xml files.
A raster function template has many uses:
- It can be loaded into a processing template when you add data to a mosaic dataset. Open the raster type properties, click the Functions tab, right-click a processing template, and click Load.
- If can be used to edit the function chain in a mosaic dataset or its items using the Edit Raster Function tool or the Raster Function Editor Wizard.
- If can be used to set the properties of the mosaic dataset when using Set Mosaic Dataset Properties or Set Raster Properties. These processing templates will be used to respond to requests from the processing template tab from the layer.
You can access the Raster Function Template Editor in two ways, either from an existing function chain or by customizing the user interface by adding a button.
Accessing the Raster Function Template Editor from a function chain
Use the following steps when you have a function chain that you want to save as a template to be used elsewhere.
- View a function chain. There are many options to do this, such as
- Selecting a layer in the Image Analysis window and clicking the Add Function button
- Opening the layer properties of a layer with functions and clicking the Functions tab
- Opening the properties of a mosaic dataset and clicking the Functions tab
- Right-click the first item () under the Function Chain and click Export As Template.
The function chain is opened in the Raster Function Template Editor.
Accessing the Raster Function Template Editor from a button
Use the following steps if you want to create a new function chain, or if you want to edit an .rft.xml file.
- In ArcMap, click the Customize menu and click Customize Mode.
- Click the Commands tab.
- In the Categories list, scroll down and click Raster.
- From the Commands list, drag and drop the Raster Function Template Editor item onto any toolbar.
- Click Close.
- Click the Raster Function Template Editor button to open it.