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I would like to add a specific table or shape file to my TOC via the ArcMap python window from the SDE connection I'm currently connected to. Since I'm already connected to the SDE connection in ArcMap I'm assuming I don't have to restate the user name and password in the python script right? How would I going about doing this?

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If you set your workspace to your SDE connection file you can access features within. This post covers the process well.

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Wow this is great thanks @mdenedetti – lemuel Nov 15 '12 at 19:35
@user12325, can I ask you how did you solve? I was not able to find any answer to your question.. thanks. – Annalisa Minelli Mar 1 '13 at 16:22
@AnnalisaMinelli the feedback provided by mdenedetti helped me save my issue, pretty much just make a connection to your data source and then connect to the table or layer of interest. – lemuel Mar 25 '13 at 18:38

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