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Is there an alternative way to create ArcSDE connections in ArcGIS 10.0 using Python at the ArcView license level? I need to create 4 separate connection files for a MXD SDE data source re-point tool.

ArcView licenses are the only available.

The SDE connection files need to be created on-the-fly for each specific user so they can enter their own username and password.

The arcpy.CreateArcSDEConnectionFile_management method is only supported at the ArcEditor/ArcInfo license level.

Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated!

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At Use arcpy to connect to database without connection file in a comment @Luke says this is possible accessing ArcObjects directly (no arcpy), however the specifics are left out. – matt wilkie Jan 7 at 19:12

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