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Oracle / SDE: ST_GEOMETRY or SDE Compressed Binary

I read data from a SDE database (Oracle) directly. How do I know, which format is used to store the geometry data? Do I have to check the DataType for the geometry column or is this information ...
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Reset Object ID After Truncating Table In SQL Server

I am working on a program to export data from a view containing a geometry type in Sql Server 2008, to an ArcSDE table on another server which also stores data using the geometry type. The source ...
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Tracking change with ArcSDE/Oracle

I'm looking for the simplest way to track changes ([delete, update, create] feature(s)) made to the DEFAULT version of a given feature class in ArcSDE(10) and Oracle(11g). Qualifier: I am not a dba ...
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Creating relationship class in ArcSDE?

I can not seem to create a relationship class in ArcSDE, or at least one that works. I am succseful in creating the class however ArcMap does not recongnize it (there are no related tables shown) and ...
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Select and highlight features

I have 2 ESRI feature layers on my map; points and polylines. I can select them just fine either by rectangle or polygon. What I am missing is how to highlight (larger size and different color) the ...
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Cartographic Representations Load Rather Than Feature Symbology [closed]

We use ArcSDE to allow multiple users (both in my office and elsewhere) to access feature classes that my office maintains. We also use cartographic representations for many of our feature classes. ...
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Parsing entire ArcSDE database searching for field for export? [closed]

I'm wanting to parse through an entire ArcSDE database (feature dataset, features classes, tables, everything...) searching for a field (compkey) and export the numbers to a txt file.
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ArcSDE - How to edit mosaic dataset

I have a mosaic dataset (Raster) in an SDE database. As expected, when I click start editing, ArcMap says that I have to do "Register as Versioned" before, but I can't have a mosaic dataset in a ...
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Enabling SQL Server 2008 database to access it as Esri geodatabase via ArcSDE using ArcGIS 10.0?

I have 1 SQL Server 2008 and 1 Oracle database (did not check which version it is). I'd like to convert them to geodatabases, first that 'MS SQL Server 2008', then Oracle. So, leave Oracle for a ...
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Options for ArcGIS Server and ArcSDE Hosting

I know this was partially address here, but it was not specific to ESRI products. I want to find some place to create and host map services with ArcGIS Server and ArcSDE. ESRI cloud options are bit ...
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How not to Copy Features when too many would be output?

This question has already been posed to the ArcGIS Geoprocessing forum but I have had no responses there. I have a 3.5 million polygon layer (cadastre) stored in Oracle via ArcSDE. I use a polygon ...
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Installing ArcSDE 10 on SQL Server 2008 R2 Cluster 64bit or 32bit?

I am looking for Tips an Tricks on installing ArcSDE on SQL Server 2008 R2 Cluster. Our IT division would like to have all the databases on their new 2008 cluster. I've only done standard install ...
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Merging edited data back into ArcSDE master geodatabase?

I need some suggestions/inspiration for a problem we have. The problem: We have an ArcSDE master GIS database. We will edit this data almost exclusively outside of ArcGIS and outside of ArcSDE. In ...
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ArcMap - ODBC connection to SDE table shows an old version?

I use an ODBC connection to an SDE table to return a current list of features for reporting purposes. The connection is pointed at a Microsoft SQL SDE server and the connection info matches what I ...
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Understanding How ArcGIS Displays Non Spatial Data Created in Microsoft Access

I am working on getting American Community Survey(ACS) data into SDE table format. I have managed to import all the text files downloaded from ACS into excel and then imported to Access for further ...
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Registering SQL Spatial View in ArcSDE and updating Row_ID?

I am having issues registering an inner join SQL view with a spatial column in ArcSDE. Any help would be much appreciated. Here is the background info: ArcSDE 10, SQL Server Enterprise 2008 R2, SQL ...
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Spatial search to find featureclasses in SDE

Is there a way to find all featureclasses within SDE that fall within a spatial search e.g a user draws a rectangle on screen over a map of the world say. (I would like to do this progrmammatically, ...
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ArcToolbox Create Replica tool advanced options

I am trying to create a two-way Replica of my SDE database to another SDE database in ArcGIS 10.0 If I use the Create Replica wizard from the 'Distributed Geodatabase' toolbar in ArcMap I am able to ...
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In a versioned geodatabase, what impact do delta tables and the state tree have on query performance?

We have a versioned arcsde geodatabase (arcgis 9.3.1 on oracle 10g) with a fairly complex data model that includes about 100 featureclasses and non spatial tables, a geometric network and many ...
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Loaded shapefile into SDE without spatial proj creates problem

Via a Python script - various shapefiles were loaded into SDE with no spatial reference set. This causes a strange problem - when you view the featureclass in ArcCatalog (geography view) - it shows ...
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What is the best way to migrate an SDE Database

We have a prod database, with an SDE schema. We want to install a new SDE instance 9.3.1 and link it to a copy of the prod database. ArcSDE 9.3.1 on Linux SLES 4 Now, what is the best way to do ...
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Is there a way to delete definition querys of multiple layers in ArcMap 9.3.1?

I'm searching for a way to freeze/delete definition queries of several layers at once (instead of doing it manually by opening the properties of each layer). I'm working on a SDE 9.3.1 Geodatabase.
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ArcSDE - Is there an automated way of releasing all layers locks?

We have an issue where users do not close ArcGIS and layers get locked, and sometimes this affects our nightly updates for some of the layers. I know you can individually remove a lock using the ...
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ArcObjects .NET 9.3 upgrade to 10 breaks IRasterDataset.Copy(…) code

I have to upgrade an application from ArcObjects 9.3 (C# .NET) to 10. Unfortunately, there seems to be some incompatibility regarding the IRasterDataset.Copy method. The following code worked fine in ...
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What does it mean to QI and how is it done?

I'm new to Esri's Arc* interfaces, and trying to figure out how to register an existing table using the ArcObjects API. The following question answers this to some extent: Is there any way to write a ...
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Extract data from QueryLayer to Shapefile

I have a QueryLayer that I need to export as a shape file. This was previously implemented as an ArcSDE feature class which we converted to a QueryLayer (running against SQLServer) in order to have ...
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Reconcile Versioned Geodatabase with only DEFAULT version?

Follow up to this: Spatial Database Connection String I am trying to reconcile a versioned geodatabase that has only one version, DEFAULT. I am following the steps from the ESRI documentation: A ...
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Adding data from a SQL Server Spatial database to ArcMap or ArcEngine application with ArcObjects for better performance

I have an ArcSDE geodatabase stored in MS SQL Server 2008 R2. The datasets in this geodatabase range from 10 record to 7 million records and there is a mixture of tables and spatial datasets (SQL ...
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Where are imported Mosaic Dataset images stored on ArcSDE server?

I am trying to learn more about Mosaic Datasets and specifically how they interact with ArcSDE (SQL Server 2008). I read in How raster data is stored in a geodatabase that "...In the case of the ...
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Copying and renaming files on SDE connection

I have a script that renames and copies files (feature classes) on an SDE connection. This script works just fine if the feature class name does not start with an 'S'. If the feature class name does ...
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Can I copy an entire geodatabase with relationship classes and domains and reproject all feature classes from wgs84 to state plane?

I have an SDE geodatabase with several feature classes, tables, relationship classes, and domains. All the feature classes are currently in WGS84 coordinate system. I need an exact copy of the ...
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Add Spatial Database Connection fails?

I created a Database Server (SQL Express 2008.) I created a "New GeoDatabase..." I double-click on "Add Spatial Database Connection." I fill out the dialog and change the transactional version. ...
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How to allow more polyline vertices for a ST_GEOMETRY in Oracle/SDE?

I'm receiving an error writing geometry (in ArcObjects) that has a large number of vertices (around 900). So big, but not ridiculously big. I would expect this to be no problem and I don't recall ...
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Is there a way to see the coded value domain list of possible values from arcmap 9.3.1?

Is there a way to see the possible values of a specific coded value domain in arcmap 9.3.1 (I have no access to the SDE which holds all the data in arcCatalog)?
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Can we do replication and versioning in User schema geodatabases version with sde default version

As both are administrators to their own schemas, is there any possibility to post and reconcile data across schemas?
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How are Class Extensions associated with a Feature Class in ArcGIS v10?

In ArcGIS 9.x if a Feature Class is registered with a Class Extension the CLSID of the extension is recorded in a table in the sde schema called sde.GDB_OBJECTCLASSES (EXTCLSID field). However in ...
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Is there a good way to get a diff between an old and a new version of an SDE database?

Is there a tool or a process that can reveal changes made to the schema of an SDE database when comparing two versions of the same database hosted on different servers? I have an old database that ...
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SDE Topology dirty areas don't go away

Just looking for an explanation on SDE Topology dirty areas that don't go away. My workflow involves editing a version of SDE data, then once finished I use the Validate Topology in Current Extent ...
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Is there an se_toolkit version for ArcSDE 10?

I have the one for 9.3 downloaded--is there a version for ArcSDE 10? So far my 9.3 version of se_toolkit is working against 10 geodatabases, but I've only tried a couple of the tools(sdeping and ...
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SQL Server Relationships in ArcSDE

I am running ArcSDE 10 with SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition. I am new to SDE and SQL Server, but I understand that SQL Server has the ability to create relationships between tables and maintain ...
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How to check whether a fc is registered as versioned or not using python

How can I check whether or not a feature class is versioned using python? I'm trying to register feature classes using a python script. Before I do this I need to check whether a feature class is ...
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How is the default label field chosen by ArcMap?

I have 2 questions: I know how to manually go to Layer Properties>Labels tab>Label Field and choose my label field. I also know that I could set up my primary label field and save the setting as a ...
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Query for Selecting only Selected Fc's from a GDB

I need to version n number of fc's which start with sde."ENT-QA". I need to select only those feature classes and run versioning for it. Can anyone help me in writing the query for selecting only fc's ...
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Define Workspace for SDE Connection in Python

How do we define SDE Connection for workspace in Python Scripting?
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How to convert high precision dataset to low precision

A high precision dataset was loaded from a file geodatabase into arcsde 9.3.1. The dataload was achieved by copy/paste in ArcCatalog. A custom tool (arcobjects) that extracts from the dataset to a ...
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Migrating Feature Datasets from ArcSDE to postgis

I am currently planning the migration of a database from ArcSDE/ Arcmap to postgis / Qgis. The data is stored in raster catalogues and feature datasets. Is there an equivalent to feature datasets ...
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Automated geodatabase replication with offline editors

I would like to design an application that would use an SDE database with simple features and a geometric network. That geodatabase would then be replicated out to any number of personal geodatabases ...
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ArcObjects ISQLSyntax with Oracle DB esriSQL_DelimitedIdentifierPrefix issue

New to stack exchange, heading over from the esri forums, it is great! I am trying to produce a query that I can use across all workspaces, naturally using ISQLSyntax. The problem I'm having is that ...
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Can I update features in an SDE database from python without using an ArcEditor License?

I have a non spatial data set that I would like to keep sync'ed in SDE as a spatial set. So I would like to be able to insert, update, and delete without using one of my two ArcEditor licenses since ...
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DBMS and ArcSDE Architecture for Large (Mostly Non-Spatial) Dataset

I have ~1000 fixed points representing data collection stations with multiple sensors, and a csv that is ~4.5GB of values in the format: id pointid sensor measdatetime measvalue 50345 500 ...