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I've been working with QGIS/PostgreSQL/PostGIS for a while now, without problems. But now I have to change QGIS for ArcGIS 10.1.

I'm having trouble adding a layer from PostgreSQL and being able to edit that layer. Basically I want to work directly with the DB, if I change something in the map it should be reflected on the database.

Can I do this without a Geodatabase? With a Geodatabase? I'm having trouble finding precise information.

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Your PostgreSQL / PostGIS database must meet these version requirements:

Second, you have to register the tables with the Geodatabase. This page gives you more details on how to get to an existing PostGIS table with ArcGIS:

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So I can not do this without a Geodatabase? – Federico Mar 21 '13 at 13:46
Pretty sure you can't. You'd also need at least Standard / Editor license on the desktop, you can't do it with a ArcView / Basic. – HeyOverThere Mar 21 '13 at 13:48
Thanks! Now I have to get that license :/ – Federico Mar 21 '13 at 13:50
Here is the page HeyOverThere was probably referring to:… – Alex Tereshenkov Mar 21 '13 at 17:03

Check some resources on available extensions - st-links and ziggis. You can always create query layers in ArcMap for read-only access to the data.

A relation question: Postgresql for Qgis and Arcgis - What to do/What not to do.

Found a good tutorial on enabling a geodatabase within a PostgreSQL + PostGIS. This makes it possible to edit the geodatabase data. Have gone through this tutorial myself and am able to edit the geodatabase data as usual (using PostgreSQL 9.1.3 and PostGIS 2.0, ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 SP1).

Support for PostGIS and PostgreSQL versions with 10.1

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Thanks, I'll keep the extensions in mind. – Federico Mar 21 '13 at 14:01
zigGIS is no longer supported/maintained. – RyanDalton Mar 21 '13 at 18:00
The tutorial mentioned use the ESRI product ArcGIS for Server to enable the creation of an enterprise geodatabase with PostGIS... You will certainly need a license for that... I doubt you can enable any editing of a PostGIS database from ArcGIS without an additional license (SDE or ArcGIS for Server) – Etienne Desgagné Jun 14 '13 at 12:26

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