Use this tag for questions about the ArcSDE (Spatial Database Engine) component of Esri's ArcGIS for Server that is one way to enable access to spatial data stored in a Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS).

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Using multiversion view trigger to maintain unique ID in ArcSDE for Oracle?

I'm trying to identify the best way to automatically maintain a unique id column in Oracle ArcSDE. I don't want to use a class extension, since I've multiple third party users of the data and it's ...
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How to drop ArcSDE connection using Python scripting?

I want to be able to control connections to ArcSDE via python. Here is my script so far using ESRI's example. import arcpy from arcpy import env env.workspace = r"SDEConnection" fcList = ...
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Multiple-machine deployment scenario. Solutions?

I have a virtual machine (let's call it machine no.1) on which I have installed Microsoft SQL Express 2008 R+ ArcSDE 10.0+ ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 +ArcGIS Server 10.0. Everything is connected and works ...
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Where is connection file used to connect ArcMap to ArcSDE?

In ArcMap 10.0, how do I find where the connection file is that is being used to connect to ArcSDE 10 on Sql Server 2008? Some non administrative users are hooking up to SDE as the user 'sde' with db ...
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View in ArcSDE 10.1 Problem

I have created a view by joining a feature layer and 2-3 other tables in ArcSDE database using help from James Richard Post. The view gets created fine in both SQL Server 2008 and also in SDE. In ...
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ArcSDE Database Refactoring Tools?

We are using liquibase as evolutionary DB change management tool in our applications, it works great when we use it in "common" database schemas. But we also work with GIS applications using esri ...
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SDE 10.1 Layers Not Loading in ArcGIS Engine Application

I have an ArcGIS application that works great when loading layers from SDE 10.0 but fails when trying to load the layers when they're pointing to a SDE 10.1 server. The only difference is the layer ...
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Publish relationalship data from arcsde

I have feature classes and tables having relationship shored in them.(Feature classes has id as which is primary key in other table ). I want to publish the Feature class as a service on arcgis ...
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Permanently replace/update server/service in each ArcSDE Layer in MXD?

Using the mxd.findAndReplaceWorkspacePaths method, if and MXD is updated and the path the the .sde connection file moves again all of the data sources will break again. Is there a method to ...
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How can I copy archive data from one server to another?

I have an SDE 10.0 server and an SDE 10.1 server and I am trying to migrate the layers from 10.0 to 10.1. (On a side note the 10.0 server is running SQL Server 2005 and the 10.1 server is running SQL ...
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Using st_geometry functions inside query statements in ADO.net?

I have ArcSDE 10 and Oracle 11g installed on my Windows server 2003. And i am trying to query tables having st_geoemtry columns.and i have got the results when i am querying from SQL Developer, and ...
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ArcGIS Query Layer performance documentation or feedback

I first tried asking this question in the ArcGIS forums but as is common I got a total of 0 responses. I'm willing to accept this may be due to a lack of knowledge on the subject, but I'm optimistic. ...
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ArcGIS 10 querying Oracle 10g without SDE

I'm interested to see if anyone has successfully got this setup working, and if so how many sacrifices were required and to which deities. I am hoping to ultimately get ArcGIS Server 10 serving map ...
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Using CAST function in ArcMap 10 with ArcSDE?

I would like to use the CAST function in the definition query property of a layer and/or in the label class sql query window. This was the most promising link that I've found, including the two links ...
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Porting existing MSSQL database to SDE

I have an existing MSSQL2008R2 database with views each containing a single geometry field along with a big number of "attributes". I would like to be able to do INSERTS, UPDATES, and DELETES on ...
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Duplicate ObjectID in ArcSDE Table

After making a check in from an arcpad AXF file, i notice that there's duplicate ObjectID records. This ArcSDE PostgreSQL table is versioned and edited by Axf checkins and a .net engine application. ...
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How to compress enterprise geodatabase with stored procedure?

I'm looking for a stored procedure in ArcSDE for SQL Server which performs geodatabase compression to include it in our daily maintenance plan. Is there any such thing in ArcSDE 10.0?
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Why am I getting duplicate ghost points (features), i.e., one point in the feature class but two points?

When editing some of the attributes in a point feature class in ArcMap 9.3, duplicate labels started showing up. When I click on the point, I discovered that the point has duplicated itself BUT there ...
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How to store AutoCAD data in ArcSDE database?

Does anyone have an idea how i can create a database instance on my ArcSDE geodatabase to store my .dwg files? I have over 1 million of these files and would be happy to automatically extract and ...
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Find Duplicate Feature Classes in ArcSDE Geodatabase?

I have inherited an ArcSDE instance that has 1000+ feature classes within which are around 100 Feature Datasets. I have found through manual exploration that there are at least some Feature Classes ...
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Managing outages to make ArcSDE updates?

I would like options to manage ArcSDE outages for making updates to schema, which I am not able to do when users are just reading the feature classes. I would like to not have to stay late to get ...
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Using PostgreSQL with QGIS and ArcGIS?

Is it possible to use PostgreSQL with QGIS and ArcGIS? i.e. one database for different clients. Is it anything that I have worry or any problems to use the DBMS from two different software? I know ...
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TO_DATE query on ArcSDE for Oracle dataset failing?

I'm trying to use TO_DATE to query an Oracle SDE dataset. It's not working in the javascript API application so I tried to query the rest end point directly and I get the error: "Unable to perform ...
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Direct DBMS sql queries and ArcSDE geodatabase

i want to make updates from Arcobjects on several tables stored on a ArcSDE 10.1 versionned geodatabase based on Postgresql 9.0.5 , none of these update require spatial data , and making these updates ...
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ArcSDE - use native geometry types for later migration away from SDE?

Background: We have a non-spatial reporting web application with a SQL Server backend. We would like to add a spatial component to this application: serve up some basemaps, serve up points and ...
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Connect to Postgresql ArcSDE 10.1

I cannot connect to postgresql 9.0.5 with ArcSDE 10.1, using ArcCatalog 10.1 on Win 7 professional 64 bit. I followed the steps described here, and installed the Pg-Agent from Stack builder. When I ...
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Python script - how to avoid exclusive schema lock error?

I have a script for updating some features on my database every night (just for copying and replacing some features). This features are "read-only". My problem is that I can't avoid that these ...
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Reconciling vertex modification conflicts in Geodatabase Versioning?

Is it possible to edit the same feature in ArcSDE in two different versions ... and reconcile/post version A's edits to the parent, ... and then reconcile/post version B's edits of same feature, ...
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Using primary keys with ArcSDE (Oracle)?

Is it possible, more advisable to assign a primary key to the OBJECTID column in a featureclass in SDE. I am using Oracle and some of my flat tables (junction tables) need to SEE a primary key in the ...
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sdequery.exe: When using functions as column names (-C parameter), how do you escape the comma for functions with parameters?

Using sdequery, I'm specifically trying to return sys_context('USERENV', 'SESSIONID'). user and sysdate work fine. Functions with single parameters work fine. But as soon as I use a function with ...
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SQL sub query syntax does not work on versioned tables without base option- Modified

My original question asked why the where clause below, which includes a sub query, would not work on an SDE database but the same query against a file geodatabase would work. I had thought the ...
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How to script a csv to file geodatabase tool?

I have many separate field data files in CSV format and I wish to automatically convert these CSV files into a geodatabase to be able to load them into a schema I created for them in my new ArcSDE ...
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Deleted features not synchronizing in one-way (ArcSDE to File Geodatabase) geodatabase replication?

I am testing three one way (ArcSDE 10 -> File Geodatabase) replicas. Each replica is derived from a layer created by selection by location from a citywide road dataset, so that each of the three ...
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Migration from ArcSDE (SQL Server) to PostGIS (PostgreSQL)

We've got all the geospatial information of our company within an ArcSDE Database (over SQL Server): points (locations of the antennas), lines (elevation, rivers), polygons (protected areas, ...
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How to delete feature class features faster (ArcPy)

I have written this script that recurses through all feature classes in a given set of feature datasets and deletes all their features. It appears to do the job but it runs pretty slowly. Is there ...
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Feature Class To Geodatabase => ERROR 000210: Cannot create output

error messages: Executing: FeatureClassToGeodatabase E:\jags20120321.mdb\ch_cs "Database Connections\Connection to localhost.sde" "Database Connections\Connection to localhost.sde" Start Time: Sat ...
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Resolving ArcSDE for Oracle 11g Layer not found (-20) error?

I am using ArcSDE for Oracle 11g, with Oracle spatial database. I use the sdelayer command ot register my feature class. Surprisingly I get this error of Layer not found(-20) error. The table does ...
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Error importing XML workspace document to file geodatabase

Ok so I have a large SDE geodatabase that I exported to an XML Workspace Document. I tried to importing it again into a file geodatabase to test if the export worked correctly and got the following ...
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Finding the Default version in a large linage tree

I have a very large versioning linage tree. I am using the arcGIS 10.0 GDBT tool. How can I find the node with the default version?
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Using PHP with a web application?

I have been working on creating a web mapping application using ArcServer 10 and the JavaScript API. Recently I was told that queries need to be run using PHP due to prior work by another team. The ...
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Schema locking logistics on ArcSDE for SQL Server?

I have a set of feature classes that I want to be able to edit schema or what ever I want to do in the heat of the battle and I don't want to be stiffled by schema locks. I have a interpretable ...
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How to get WKT from SHAPE column in the ArcSDE geodatabase?

I have an ArcSDE geodatabase running on top of SQL Server 2008. A table for a feature layer was added from ArcCatalog. The SHAPE column is a type of int which was automatically converted from ...
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ArcSDE: Specifying fields to not allow null values

I have a feature class in SDE that has various fields where the setting AllowNulls is set to FALSE. When creating a feature in ArcMap in this feature class it still allows nulls to be specified in ...
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Calculating space feature class will use in ArcSDE?

Is it possible to get a good estimate on how much space a feature class will take once loaded into ArcSDE from how big they are in a FGDB? I have some feature classes in a FGDB, where some are a few ...
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Changes in synchronized replica not shown in ArcMap or ArcCatalog without refreshing

I am synchronizing a one-way replica in ArcEditor using Python. I tried adding RefreshActiveView and RefreshCatalog to the code, but I still need to refresh the synchronized database to see the ...
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Unable to create a geometric network in a PostgreSQL Spatial Database Connection

I've created in ArcCatalog a Spatial Database Connection to an PostgreSQL database server. I've imported there all my data (from a local hard drive) and now I want to edit them. But apparently I ...
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Creating ArcSDE feature class in MS SQL Server?

Unfortunately I am totally dumb when it comes to programming, and very new to databases (mainly because I studied geography), so : I have a Microsoft SQL Database Server, and a ArcSDE geodatabase. I ...
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Cause of selected [ArcSDE 10] feature dataset does not contain any feature classes which can participate in topology?

When trying to create a topology for a polygon feature class in ArcSDE 10. I right click the feature dataset that the feature class resides and try to create a new topology. I get an error saying, ...
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ArcSDE error: “Maximum number of connections to instance exceeded ”

I have an ArcSDE error: " *Failed to connect to database. Maximum number of connections to instance exceeded " Did what ESRI recommended :" Check the value set for the CONNECTIONS parameter in ...
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Reconcile and post versions through C#?

I want to know if we can post the versions based on events through coding. How we do batch reconcile and post through c# code? Is it possible for automatic replication also?