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How to Unlock feature classes in ArcCatalog that don't show user

In ArcCatalog there are some feature classes that are locked and don't show a user. After restarting SQL server, the feature classes remain locked. Any ideas as to what might be causing this and how I ...
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“Upgrade Metadata” prompt in ArcCatalog

A few months we began seeing a pop up in ArcCatalog when hitting the "Description" tab asking if you want to upgrade metadata. Clicking yes or no results in the existing metadata being deleted. ...
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Load Data to Oracle View (ArcCatalog)

Is it possible to load data from a shapefile to an Oracle 11g R2 view (without ArcSDE) in ArcMap 10.2 using ArcCatalog? The shapefile (polygons) was imported from that view, and then edited, but when ...
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Can't create new geodatabase for SQLServer Express in ArcCatalog 10.0

I'm trying to create a new geodatabase in my local SQLExpress Database Server from ArcCatalog 10.0 (ArcInfo). I can create a database server entry just fine (image below): ESRI documentation has me ...
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Can X-Ray for ArcCatalog be used without Excel?

Can X-Ray for ArcCatalog be used without Excel? Our organization went with Libre Office as a budget savings move. Calc in that suite can read/write .xls files, but X-Ray appears to require Excel ...
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Downloading Geodatabase to ArcCatalog

I think this is a fairly easy question so apologies. Someone sent me a .gdb in Google Drive. When I download it to my computer, it is a file folder with all the .gdb contents in it. I can't figure ...
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How to auto increment a field in a feature class?

So I'm relatively new to ArcGIS and ArcCatalog. I have created a field name of PROJECTID in a feature class in a Personal Geodatabase. The data type is TEXT. This will be a ten digit ID. The first ...
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Remove duplicate features based on attributes using ModelBuilder?

I need to create a model in the ArcGIS ModelBuilder. I am working with a feature class of zip-codes for a state. I have got to the point where the zip-codes that have duplicates are selected from the ...
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How can I make ArcGIS 10.2 overwrite folders instead of pasting a new/copy folder (with a (1) suffix?)

Just upgraded to 10.2 from 10.0 and I have always edited data on the C: drive then pasted this updated folder onto the "work" server. In 10.0 the folder is overwritten. In 10.2 the folder is copied ...
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Can an external application start ArcCatalog.exe and immediately navigate to a specific folder?

I'm looking something similar to explorer's command line switches: explorer.exe /select,c:\examples\condensed\need\obtains\dispute\under\billion\floor or explorer.exe ...
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Cannot find Enable Attachments in ArcCatalog 10.1

I am using ArcCatalog 10.1 but I cannot find the option "Enable Attachments" when I right click on a shape file. Please see the pic below too. There was another question similar to this in this ...
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Copying shapefiles within windows explorer (or - extension) [closed]

Is there a user-friendly way to copy shapefiles to a different file location? ArcCatalog is not fast enough for this purpose, creating new map and navigating to this new workspace takes a lot of ...
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How do you view the current spatial index grid size for a file geodatabase feature class?

I am receiving an "The spatial index grid size is invalid." error during a copy/paste of polygon features in ArcMap and I successfully corrected it with AddSpatialIndex. But in an effort to figure out ...
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Why am I unable to dock Main Menu in ArcCatalog?

For some reason the Main Menu dis-attached itself from the ArcCatalog window and I am not able to dock it or even move it when i click the menu title bar. The functions work but it's just stuck in ...
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Providing Catalog Service for Web (CSW) using ArcGIS software?

I need to harvest catalog data from a ArcGIS database, and as I understand it, a Catalog Service for the Web (CSW) should be the way to go. Some docs mention vaguely the "GIS Portal Toolkit" or the ...
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Why does ArcMap drag and drop report “one or more dropped items invalid”?

I've noticed that I can drag and drop data sets into a custom tool within ArcCatalog, but if I launch the tool in ArcMap and try to drag and drop layers already in my TOC, I get an error "one or more ...
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How to add new menu item to ArcCatalog using ArcObjects?

I'm trying to a add a new menu drop down to the ArcCatalog menu bar. I tried to use the built in ArcGIS base menu template in Visual Studios 2010 but no luck. I also tried to manually add the dll ...
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What is happening when I register a “Feature Class” with Geodatabase?

I'm registering a table w/ native geometry with the geodatabase and it is taking a long, long time. Actually I'm not sure if ArcCatalog is frozen or crashing. The table does have several million ...
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Problems with a FileGeodatabase locking

We have file geodatabase on a network drive, version 9.2, which locks every time a specific machine starts up ArcMap 10.0 or ArcCatalog 10.0. This machine isn't actually reading anything from this ...
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How to add lat/lon data in ArcGis 10.1?

How do you add xy data to a DEM Raster in ArcGIS 10.1? I have done this before, and it has worked just fine. However, when I recently tried adding a MS Access database which has lat/lon coordinates ...
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Arcpy.GetRasterProperties_management values do not match values found via ArcCatalog or ArcView

I am using Arcpy to extract the mean and standard deviation values of tiff Landsat satellite images and I get very high values. Values in the thousands rather than in the low hundreds! If I look at ...
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ArcCatalog Error Adding WMS Server

When I tried to add a wms server in ArcCatalog, the following message came up: "The URL you passed in uses a protocol that is not supported." . The WMS Server is the following ...
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Security alert dialogbox when launching arctoolbox

Every time I launch arctoolbox from arccatalog, the following dialog box appears: Then, whatever I answer, it takes ages (~36s) before the box disappear and I can finally use arctoolbox. What could ...
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Is there a way to force ArcCatalog to use a specific tessellation scheme for a SQL Server spatial index?

If I Recalculate a spatial index from ArcCatalog, the tessellation scheme is always set to "Geometry Grid". Even when the previous index was Geometry auto grid. ArcCatalog always changes it back. ...
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Can't open ArcCatalog Database Connection SQL database Tables with field names greater than 31 characters

I am using SQLEXPRESS as a test environment. My issue: I have a database connection in ArcCatalog to a SQL database. Some tables in the SQL database have field names greater than 31 characters and ...
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Raster Dataset projection problem

I have a problem connected with my Raster Dataset projection. Two of its bands cannot be shown in some scale - only under 1:1500, when I use 'Zoom to raster resolution' option. Histograms for all 3 ...
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Assign a Value to a Customized Toolbar Item

I have developed a main toolbar that uses windows forms and arcobjects to write to sde databases. I am trying to extend the functionality of the toolbar to point to two different databases dependent ...
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How can you tell if ArcCatalog Geoprocessing is still running?

Is there some other way other than the logs to check that ongoing geoprocessing is working correctly? I am running the Buffer tool with dissolve type ALL on ArcCatalog 10.1. I was expecting the the ...
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Database connection failed

I am trying to connect from Arc Cataloge (version 10.1) to postgresql 9.2. But every time I try to make "Database Connection" I am getting this error: Failed to connect to the specified server. ...
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Workspace or data source is read only

I am using ModelBuilder in ArcCatalog 10.1 to convert an ASCII files to TIFF and add spatial reference. I have hundreds of files to convert so I'm using the Iterators. After doing 10-20 files ...
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How to multiple select and delete in ArcCatalog?

I have so many files to delete, to do that I am using ArcCatalog but I can do only one by one. Is there any way to delete many files at the same time. Also, I would like to know how to select more ...
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Determine ArcCatalog's currrently selected folder using Python

Is there a way to get the current directory opened in ArcCatalog 10.0 using Python? Something like os.getcwd() but instead gives the selected folder on the catalog tree. Cheers
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Error message - AdvanceToElement:unable to find xml element

How can I handle the below error when I'm trying to add an XML file into ArcGIS for Desktop using ArcCatalog. AdvanceToElement:Unable to find XML element (WorkspaceDefinition not found in XML doc) ...
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Bulk grant privileges to multiple tables at once in ArcGIS 10.1 Desktop

I am able to grant multiple privileges (SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE) to multiple Users/Roles to one single Table each time on an Enterprise Geodatabase from ArcCatalog 10.1. That's done by Manage ...
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How to find within a geodatabase from the catalog window

I have a geodatabase containing hundreds of feature classes that I want to be able to search within so that I know which feature class to load. All the feature classes come from different data ...
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Search MXDs for feature class

I've inherited a large somewhat messy database and am attempting to clean it up a bit. Does anyone know if it is possible to search a database to see what arcGIS map documents use a feature class? I'd ...
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Is there a way to connect to PostgreSQL in ArcCatalog without SDE? [duplicate]

Is there a way to connect to PostgreSQL in ArcCatalog without SDE? I came across this post from 2011 that suggested using zigGIS but I can’t find a working link to the program. A little background: ...
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No. of Bands in the input Raster

I have downloaded a 7.5 min DEM . Now while I am trying to mosaic them it gives me an error saying "Input and target dataset should have the same number of bands" . How can I figure out the number of ...
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Does Metadata for ArcGIS Python script tools in custom toolbox work?

I've created several python scripts and created tools from them. I have a custom toolbox that contains all of my tools. I add this toolbox to the ArcToolbox window in ArcCatalog. I want to create ...
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Why can't a user with db_owner role version data?

I've made an enterprise geodatabase and added a user with db_owner permissions. When I add a database connection in ArcCatalog and connect to this geodatabase using the user I created, I'm not able ...
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ArcCatalog 10.1 tree doesn't refresh after adding new custom IGxObject at runtime

I am using ArcObjects 10.1 (.NET) to customize ArcCatalog: adding new nodes in catalog tree like in the Esri's example. But when I add new child node to already expanded parent, it doesn't show up in ...
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Using multiple address locators in ArcGIS

I am geocoding millions of addresses for my research (every registered voter in six states). I am using two geocoders: one that is really fast and one that has fewer unmatched addresses when I ...
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ArcCatalog 9.3 (ArcInfo) wont open

ArcMap, ArcScene and everything works fine and opens without problem. But, ArcCatalog cannot open. A window pops up and says- Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library. Runtime Error! Program: ...
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Missing options on database connection in ArcCatalog

I have 2 databases on the same server. I can add connections to them both without a hitch in ArcCatalog (or catalog in ArcMap). The problem is that I seem to be losing some options when right clicking ...
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ArcGIS 9.3.1 User Privileges

I know that you can grant privileges for users using ArcCatalog for the whole Dataset as letting them select, update, delete and insert feature classes. But my question is how could I grant the ...
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Geometric Network Error

May I know where I made a mistake? I Already have to refer to the following link http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#//003n0000000r000000 and I have also attached an ...
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Alternatives to Windows Explorer and ArcCatalog when copying a file gdb

I need to copy a file gdb from my local machine to a server using a remote desktop connection. I have been doing this using a simple copy/paste operation in Windows Explorer. I know that it is best ...
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How do you create an ArcCatalog-friendly xml metadata file from a url metadata?

How do you take metadata information from a url like this and create an xml file that ArcCatalog's "import xml" metadata tool will accept? I have tried a few variations on pasting the url information ...
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Failed to delete a domain from the database

I am trying to delete a domain I am using from ArcCatalog -> Feature Class Properties-> Subtypes-> Domains. But when I try to do that I get this error message: "Failed to delete a domain from the ...
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How to solve “Cannot create topology” in ArcCatalog?

I have a FileGeodatabase in ArcGIS 10.0 with a feature dataset and five feature classes (3 polygon shapes, 1 line shape, 1 point shape). I'm trying to create a topology to verify some vectors. ...