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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Versioning geodatabases

I am trying to reconcile and post the edits. I would like to know if I can post the versions to two different parents. Could some one help me with c# coding on how to do this.
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Unable to edit data in an ArcSDE geodatabase

I'm dealing for the first time with an ArcSDE geodatabase so I'm facing simple problems to you. ESRI help wasn't of much help (to a begginer at least). I can't edit my data in ArcMap, most probably ...
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validate SDE features within arcObjects (cant use sdeLayer)

I'm trying to sweep through a feature class checking for invalid features (and log the invalid features). Would IValidation.Validate work or does that just check for rules? If not I'm guessing I ...
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Delta tables for versioning

I am doing versioning of sde. I have done this using the ArcMap. I want to look at the delta tables in sql server. In sql, I don't see the delta tables. I just see few tables named as a144. How do I ...
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Is ArcSDE available with ArcGIS Desktop license?

I have ArcGIS Desktop with the ArcInfo license level. I want to know if I can configure ArcSDE, so that I can work with versioning of geodatabases? The ArcInfo license level is now known as the ...
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Creating empty feature class in file geodatabase based on schema of ArcSDE feature class?

I have 150+ feature classes in SDE for which I need to create an empty feature class in a file geodatabase. For these feature classes I need to import the attributes and the name of the feature class ...
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SQL Plus error using sdeversion

I'm new to SQL Plus and I have a question. I've created several versions of a feature class located on a SDE database. I want to use ArcSDE Administration Commands found here but I'm getting an error ...
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Storing Shapes in database

What is more effective? Storing Shapes as shape column (http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgisserver/9.3/java/index.htm#geodatabases/topology_basics.htm) in database? Or maybe store shapes in seperate tables ...
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ArcSDE Feature View in a GeoDatabase other than the Feature's Database

here is the problem I have been struggling with: We have our spatial features in an SDE enabled DB (call it DB1) and have a client DB which is SDE enabled as well (meaning geo-DB call it DB2) and ...
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Delete SDE feature class features with ArcPy

I'm working on a script that will empty my SDE database of all data. How would I go about deleting features from feature classes using ArcPy? I have an SDE connection created with a user that should ...
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Can a spatial View in ArcSDE be viewed in ArcCatalog?

Can a spatial view in ArcSDE created by "sdetable create view" command be viewed as feature class in ArcCatalog, or is it just another plain table? I have a feature class table and an attribute table ...
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Using of esriFieldTypeDate field in Add Features REST service?

I need to use Add Features REST service to add a new record to a table in an ArcSDE geodatabase. One of the field is type of esriFieldTypeDate, but I don't know how to populate this field in JSON ...
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How to run “sdetable register” command in SQL Server?

I was planning to run "sdetable register" command to register a particular field as OID for an non-spatial table already created in a SDE database. I am with SQL Server 2008 R2. I tried to run the ...
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Creating bulk field aliases for several layers within same ArcSDE feature class using ArcPy? [duplicate]

I have an ArcMap with ~200 layers from the same sde feature class. After I finished adding all the layers it was brought to my attention that we need to add field alaises for the attribute table. ...
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How to convert int type OBJECTID to ObjectID type recognised by ArcSDE?

I have an ordinary table with OBJECTID column (type of int) in a MS SQL Server 2008 R2 instance. I need to store it in an ArcSDE geodatabase instance running on top of the SQL Server. The thing is how ...
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Can feature layer in MXD with joined data from non-geodatabase be published as feature service?

I have a table stored in an SDE geodatabase for all point features with an additional GEOMETRY_ID. A few non-spatial data tables are stored in an ordinary MS SQL Server database. They can be joined by ...
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Specifying which ArcSDE feature class Geoprocessing Service is to update?

I want to have a geoprocessing service update sde. I am getting an I/O Error saying data doesn't exist. I imagine because the connection file (copied from my ArcCatalog folder) I placed next to the ...
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arcsde huge size file upload into Oracle spatial

I have 35million records (tomtom multinet) of file gdb file in my desktop machine. I need to upload this file into Oracle spatial as SDO_geometry file. I already tested the connection with small ...
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Importing Rasters to ArcSDE 9.3.1 using sderaster

OK, I am trying to import a raster to 11g using the sderaster command. It is a stand alone jpg with a world file associated, and pyramids. Am I right in assuming I cannot import a JPG, I can only ...
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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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ODBC connection to ArcSDE table shows old version in ArcMap?

I use an ODBC connection to an ArcSDE table to return a current list of features for reporting purposes. The connection is pointed at a Microsoft SQL ArcSDE server and the connection info matches ...
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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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Is it possible to import an autocad feature to a feature layer without exporting to .shp/.dwg

Does anyone know if it is possible to import a feature (point, line or polygon) drawn in Autocad directly to a feature layer in ArcMap, so in essence a "feature sucker", rather then exporting the ...
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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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Deleting definition queries of multiple layers in ArcMap?

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 in ArcMap 9.3.1 on an ArcSDE ...
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Is there automated way of releasing all ArcSDE 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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Spatial Database Connection String

From MS Access, I'd like to create a link to the attribute table of an SDE feature class in a spatial database. For example, I have the following connection string which works for an OLE DB ...
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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 ...