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

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Access ArcCatalog Window through ArcPY

I want to create a button in ArcCatalog that takes the metadata from the selected file in ArcCatalog and prints it to a text file. The metadata extraction part is done, and I have succssfully tested ...
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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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How to use PostgreSQL/PostGIS with ArcGIS for Desktop?

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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WMS layers don't draw in QGIS or ArcMap but do in OpenLayers

WMS Map was published by myself in AutoDesk Infrastructure Map Server 2013. I can connect and load detials (properties / metadata) in QGIS Browser, ArcCatelog. I can load the wms into QGIS desktop and ...
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How to reorder fields (permanently) in a file geodatabase

Using ArcGIS 10.0, is it possible to reorder the fields in a file geodatabase, and have the order persisted to the database? We considered exporting to XML, and writing a parser to change the field ...
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SDE connection error

In my company we have a number of databases in an MS SQL instance. This morning only 1 database i generating following error when I try to do a direct-connect in ArcCatalog: Failed to connect to ...
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Can't create new geodatabase for SQLSever 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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Avoiding schema lock cannot be acquired because of existing lock on File Geodatabase?

I am having a problem with a Schema Lock in ArcMap for Desktop Advanced 10.2. The license that I have is Concurrent use for two computers. On Computer 1, I created an MXD Map File and a File ...
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Identify button pop-up window no longer displays in ArcCatalog?

When I use the identify tool within ArcCatalog (10.2.1), I no longer get the pop-up window that provides the information about whatever feature was clicked. I'm not sure when this issue started, but ...
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Oracle error when copying massive feature dataset

In ArcCatalog 10.1, when copying a feature dataset with roughly 3 million objects as well as a few thousand tables and relationship classes, my team is running into an 'Underlying DBMS error ...
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How to import `numeric` fields from csv to dbf in ArcGIS?

I am trying to import a CSV into a DBF using ArcCatalog (10.1). In the field map, pictured below, I can only set an ID field to Long, Text, Double, etc. But there is no Numeric type as in DBF and ...
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Adding a field to a shapefile but wont let me type manually

When trying to add a new field to a shapefile in ArcCatalog, I have been told to type the field name manually into the vacant column in the shapefile Properties> Fields tab. However, the system won't ...
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Is it possible to connect to / view the contents of the Recycle Bin with ArcCatalog?

Can you connect ArcCatalog to the Recycle Bin on the desktop? I deleted (not using ArcCatalog) a folder which contained several shapefiles and .gpx files for a non-work related project that I ...
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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 add ST_GEOMETRY column to an exitsting table that already has X Y columns

I have created and Oracle 11g geospatial geodatabase and have create an arcsde connection. I have been connected using arcmap, as a simple user (not sde or schema-user), who has all the proper rights ...
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Correction spatial reference

Please assist me on how to use ArcCatalog to confirm the spatial reference is correct and adjust if necessary.
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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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“Item Description” from Catalog window in ArcMap won't open

I can't access metadata information from the catalog window in ArcMap. I can click on it but nothing happens. I haven't used this option before, so I'm not sure how long I've had this problem. ...
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Error 001156. increasing the length of text limit [duplicate]

I'm fairly new to ArcGIS for Desktop and i want to import my excel table to my personal gdb but i end up getting an error code:001156 and my import fails. I soon found out that it was the lengthy ...
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How do I drag item/file from ArcCatalog to custom UI form created with Toolbar Add-in?

I have created a button add-in in ArcMap that pops up custom UI/Form. I want to drag and drop file from ArcCatalog into the textbox on the Form. I am able to do so with windows explorer but not from ...
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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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arcsde topology register issue

I am in trouble with the topology in a sde database. I create a topology in a dataset from arccatalog, after managing to register it as aversion, I try to validate it from arccatalog, it tells me ...
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Create spatial view that references multiple databases

Based on this link, it sounds like I can create a view from separate spatial databases. Cross-database queries are permitted and ArcSDE views can reference data from multiple databases provided ...
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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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How do I save a polygon once I have created it in editor?

I am attempting to create a new polygon. I go to ArcCatolog>New>Shapefile and make sure Feature type is set to polygon. I create the polygon and if I click save edits or stop editing, it disappears. ...
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Exporting feature class from gdb crashes ArcCatalog

I'm trying to export a polygon feature class from a file geodatabase created and managed using ArcCatalog. When I click "export" a dialog window pops up, then another that says script error, then ...
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Help with Turn-feature-class

I aleady have a street network dataset. I have create a turn-feature-class in a feature dataset. I want to add the turn-feature-class to the network dataset. How do I do that in ArcCatalog? Many ...
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Cannot create new spatial database connection in ArcCatalog?

I have searched a lot in the net, but i just found Add Spatial Database Connection fails? here. However, I cannot see the confirmed answer. I want to know if anyone has found the solution? my ...
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Main Menu and Catalog Tree View in ArcCatalog are not visible

In ArcCatalog (the program, not the window in ArcMap), the Main Menu (File, Edit, View... Windows, Help) at the top and the Catalog Tree View have disappeared and I can't find a way to reconnect them. ...
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How to un-delete a folder accidentally deleted in ArcCatalog

aka "dude where's my OOPS command?" I accidentally hit the DEL key with a folder selected in ArcCatalog, and it's apparently gone forever. There was no warning message shown, and it doesn't go into ...
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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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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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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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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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Why are steps out of order when running model in Batch? [duplicate]

I have an issue using an ArcMap model in batch mode. The purpose of my model is to obtain the result of an OD cost matrix from a selected network and a set of origins and destinations. My goal is to ...
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Is there a way to add Common Fields to multiple Feature Class's in ArcCatalog?

I've got a File Geodatabase that has many different feature class's. Now versus adding common fields one feature class at a time to the attribute table is there a toolbox or way to add a field to ...
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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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How to prevent ArcCatalog's “create pyramids” popup from appearing every session

For some reason, my ArcCatalog isn't remembering the setting for "always create pyramids". I see this dialog whenever I try to preview a raster without pyramids (in a new ArcCatalog session) despite ...
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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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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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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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“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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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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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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ArcGIS 9.3 Export network dataset from geodatabase

I've got a set of feature classes with network dataset in a geodatabase *.gdb format and would like to export out to *.nds format, may I know how to do that on ArcGIS/ArcCatalog ?
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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 ...