An application under the ArcGIS Desktop suite that is used to manage and create spatial data and databases.

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Python scripts runs from PythonWin but not ArcCatalog (ArcGIS 10)

I add a field to the target FeatureClass it is not present, via arcpy.AddField_management(...). Works fine from PythonWin, but the AddField call fails when the script is run from ArcCatalog. I have ...
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Dealing with tables in ArcMap

I had create a table and line feature class in ArcCatalog. i want to deal with those tables in ArcMap. Read Add Delete Update how could i do that?
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Equivalent of Simple Data Loader in Modelbuilder

I have a model which processes a user specified polygon feature class InputFC, with the final result a dissolved (based on a user specified dissolve field D_FIELD) polygon feature class OutputFC. The ...
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Remove spatially duplicate features using ModelBuilder

I am creating a model to remove features which are duplicated within a polygon feature class. Most of the features are duplicated once, but about a quarter have up to three or four exact copies. I do ...
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Search if field exists in feature class

I have a few dozen feature classes, one of which contains the field I am looking for. They are stored in several different file geodatabases. Is there a quick way of searching each feature class to ...
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Creating Relationship classes

I am trying to create relationship classes in a Feature Dataset. The Relationship Class created successfully, I want when I update a record in the Origin table the Destination's would be updated. But ...
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Searching many feature datasets for ArcSDE feature classes using field filters in ArcCatalog?

I have ~30 feature datasets and ~100 feature classes spread throughout the feature datasets. I would like to search for a feature class by name among the feature datasets. Also, I would like to ...
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Batch model stores incorrect model parameter values

I am trying to batch process about ten files using a model I created. There are five model parameters, which I can fill in for the first feature class without a problem. However, when I try to fill in ...
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How to use an ArcGIS Server cache directory with multiple (differently named) map services?

We have a map service named 'X' that created and uses tiles in a cache directory 'Folder_X'. I'd like to create a second map service named 'Y' that uses the same cache directory - that is, it serves ...
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Is it possible to change where the Database connection folder is looking at?

In my workplace, we have just upgraded to Windows 7, we have a roaming profile, so all the files that are in the Application Data folder are in a folder called "\username\redirect\Folders.." also in ...
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How to specify a port when creating a WFS service?

This is a arcgis forum posting simplified. When setting up a service using ArcCatalog 9.3.1 the URL port number is not included in the WFS GetCapabilities response. Is there a way to correct this?
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How to get size of file geodatabase feature class on disk?

Is there a simple way to determine the amount of hard drive space a feature class takes up? I feel like I'm missing something simple, but I don't recall a method that does so. You would think that ...
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fail to create relationship class

I am trying to make a relationship class between two tables, but I get this message at the end: " Failed to create the specified relationship class". Can you tell me why? Thanks, Ligia Sorry I ...
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Subtypes in ArcGIS

I've created a subtype field in my attribute table, but now I want to change the codes. How do I do that? ArcCatalog doesn't enable editing my subtype. Thanks for help.
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Save folder connection in ArcGIS 10 [closed]

In ArcCatalog one has the option to save locations of folders via the "Connect To Folder" button. I have the problem, that ArcGIS don`t save each folder connection which I would like to have in ...
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Automatic batch update a file geodatabase from shapefiles

Every week I need to update the same shapefiles that are used to produce up to date maps. The files are downloaded from 3 different web-servers. The thing I want to do is to have a script that can ...
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Why “DataBase Connections” mapped to “Dataset DataBase Connections” in ArcCatalog?

I am trying to Export data from a geodatabase by a existed sde file(created by ArcCatalog), the Error Messges: Executing: ExportCAD 'DataBase Connections\Connection to ...
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Creating a new Feature Class (ArcCatalog)

I have ArcGIS 9.3 and when in ArcCatalog, when I R click to create a Feature Class (turn FC), it is greyed out. Do you need a particular license or ArcEditor/Info to have it? I went into the ...
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How to import/copy geodatabase schema from multiple tables to a single table

I have an existing ArcGIS 10 geodatabase which has a complicated schema containing multiple tables and joins, and I wish to simplify this for faster web delivery. For example, Featureclass1 is ...
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How to delete records from multiple, similar feature classes by attribute values using an SQL statement?

I have several hundred geodatabase feature classes which all have the exact same fields. I need to go through each of those feature classes and delete any records which match an SQL query (the same ...
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Why does “Add Database Server” in Catalog 10 allow only ArcSDE Personal or Workgroup databases?

Arc Catalog 10 - ArcInfo - Database Severs - Add Database Server: "Add an ArcSDE Personal or Workgroup database server by typing in the SQL Server Express instance you wish to connect to." I want to ...
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Create metadata for multiple datasets simultaneously in ArcGIS 10

I am trying to find a way to create metadata through Arc Catalog for multiple datasets simultaneously. I'm working within a file geodatabase, which composes of multiple feature classes and rasters. ...
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Opening ArcCatalog to FGDB causes application to fall over

I have some python scripts I have written to create a lot of objects. I write these, in code, to a couple of FGDB's. If I happen to open ArcCatalog in one of these FGDB's, the application falls ...
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ArcSDE database connection strings for ArcCatalog

Anyone know where the Database Connection strings are located in Program Files for ArcCatalog? I have all my Database Connection strings fixed and all my scripts use them. My computer went down and ...
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How can I track/graph arcserver usage statistics?

I’m currently using the ArcGIS Server Properties dialog in ArcCatalog to periodically check the usage statistics for our services. I’d like to be able to chart those to get a big picture view of ...
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Getting Basic Information about ArcGIS Map Service With IGxDialog

I am having a helluva time trying to get some basic information (server URL) about an ArcGIS Map Service using the basic IGxDialog. So far, I am able to pop open the IGxDialog, and allow the user to ...
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Is ESRI metadata standard compatible with GeoNetwork metadata standard?

Is ESRI metadata standard compatible with GeoNetwork metadata standard? if yes how do i update the Geonetwork metadata using Arc-Catalogue 10 Metadata xml?
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How to use PostgreSQL/PostGIS with ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

Has anyone used PostgreSQL with PostGIS successfully? I am a semi-experienced ArcGIS user and want to build out a database and connect it to ArcCatalog. I've scoured the internet for resources but ...
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Can you add more than one contact in FGDC compliant metadata?

I am new to following FGDC metadata standards. I have received an SDSFIE compliant geodatabase. My job is to build on this geodatabase. Each feature class already has FGDC compliant metadata. As I ...
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How to add a Database Server in Catalog?

I have ArcSDE on an Oracle database and I want to add a database server connection to ArcCatalog, I've seen several sites but they don't say what I have to write down. Let me explain: From the tree ...
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generate a list of all themes keywords in ArcCatalog?

is it possible to generate a list of all themes keywords in ArcCatalog v9.3.1? similarly, i would like to do the same for place keywords as well? FYI. my office only have about 10 standalone ArcMap ...
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How could I switch data connections in case of server failover?

Here is the scenario. I want to be able to switch the end users database connections automatically in case we ever have to switch to our backup SDE server. My first thought was to set up sde ...
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What is ArcCatalog?

What is it, what does it do, and how is it related to geodatabases?
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Create ArcSDE Database from ArcCatalog

Is there a way to create a spatial database from ArcCatalog that also creates the ArcSDE user, repository, and service. Basically, I am trying to do everything that the ArcSDE Post Installation does, ...