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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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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What are benefits of using ArcGIS with PostgreSQL over simply ArcSDE?

I understand that in order to benefit from ArcGIS spatial datatypes (ST_GEOMETRY, versioned geodatabases etc.) ArcSDE needs to be installed - and with the 10.1 client it is automatically installed ...
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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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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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ArcSDE installation with PostgreSQL (error - 1015)

I am trying to install ArcSDE for Postgresql on CentOS 5.5 in i686 architecture. I have successfully installed and configured Postgresql. I did SDE pre-installation and as ArcSDE user, run the ArcSDE ...
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Is this possible with ArcGIS using replication?

I work for a telecom company dealing with fiber management. We have a sister company south of us who we share some fiber and fiber equipment with. Both of us will be using ArcSDE databases. We want ...
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How to Export a Personal Geodatabase to ArcSDE

I want to copy/export my personal geodatabase which consists of feature datasets, relationship class etc to an Enterprise geodatabase. What would be the best approach?
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Understanding Geodatabase Archiving and H tables in ArcSDE?

We have ArcSDE 10.0 on MSSQL 2008 with Geodatabase archiving enabled. In the process of updating a topology I deleted the topology, disabled archiving, unregistered as versioned and then recreated ...
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Autonumbering fields in versioned ArcSDE Geodatabase?

I want to have a field with autonumbering in ArcGIS. I have a versioned ArcSDE for SQL Server geodatabase. Thus, using the identity seed attribute in the SQL Server is not an option. Is it not ...
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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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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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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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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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When to use multiple geodatabases?

I'm working on a project involving one database , but the customer's needs have evolved, so he needs to manage multiple projects. I tried to work with adding an id for each project, which gave me more ...
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How to undo ArcGIS “Move Edits to Base” mistake?

I'm trying to help a client who mistakenly checked the "Move Edits to Base" option when versioning a feature class in ArcGIS. They would now like to fix this mistake. However, they don't want to ...
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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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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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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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ArcGIS 10 Linux experience

We have ArcGIS 10 installed on a nice clean Linux box. We have developed scripts to run on the Windows desktop development machines, and modified them to run on Linux. Now, if we run the scripts on ...
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Help! - ArcSDE is locking our Oracle schemas

We changed a password on an Oracle schema, but apparently we have some rogue SDE clients - probably old ArcGIS map services on a dev machine somewhere - attempting to connect with the old password. ...
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ArcSDE Geodatabase MS SQL Server restore of .bak file

If we have ArcSDE 9.3.1 running on MSSQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise and we do a full backup of a geodatabase. Then I try to restore the .bak file to a MSSQL Server 2008 R2 Express on a machine that ...
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Listing ArcSDE versions using ArcPy?

I have an ArcSDE geodatabase with different versions for each user. How can I list each version using ArcPy?
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ArcGIS Server won’t release SDE table locks

My ArcGIS Server services are locking tables in SDE. This is a problem if I need to edit or overwrite them. Unfortunately the locks don't go away upon stopping the services. The only solution I have ...
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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 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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What is the maximum number of features a SDE featureclass can hold?

I have a SDE 10.0 Geodatabase based on MS SQL 2008. I'm running a continuous process where about 6400 point features are written to a feature-class every hour. I need it to be a featureclass, since ...
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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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ArcSDE recently modified geometries

ArcSDE 10 with a MS SQL 2005 backend. I am trying to see the most recently modified geometries using SQL so that I can use it to update another GIS database running PostGIS. Has anyone tried this ...
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Is it possible to force uppercase in a geodatabase string field?

I have certain string fields in my geodatabase tables with which I would like to enforce an all-uppercase rule. These fields are ones that do not lend themselves to domains (such as address fields). ...
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How to determine using Python whether ArcSDE table is registered with geodatabase?

In an effort to improve my Python skills, I am trying to build code to automate the Compress and Analyze commands for our SQL 2008 R2 SDE database (code below). The Compress code works as does the ...
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Why shouldn't data be loaded into an enterprise geodatabase logged in with sde user?

I've read somewhere that it is not good practice to load data into an enterprise geodatabase using the sde user. I was wondering what the reason for this is? Thanks.
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How do you connect to a SDE instance on EC2?

We are exploring using Amazon EC2 with ArcGIS Server - and none of us has any experience with it. The question "How can we, from within our intranet, connect to the remote SDE instance in the EC2 ...
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Troubleshoot editing features in feature dataset with ArcMap / ArcSDE Oracle

I am having trouble editing a feature class that is in a feature dataset. We have added just the single feature class as a layer in ArcMap and are using the "Start Editing" function on the Editing ...
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Is there a way to check if data was versioned using “move edits to base” option?

Is there a way to check if data was versioned using "move edits to base" option? Preferably through ArcGIS itself or using Python, but any way will work. EDIT Is there way to see if this box was ...
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Creating a spatial “Many to one” join

I'm trying to create what I call a "many to one" join. I don't know if that would be the correct term or not. I have a table that has unique account numbers for mobile homes (i.e. - M1007970) per ...
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Updates to ArcSDE via Oracle trigger

Is it possible and/or feasible for an Oracle trigger to periodically update ArcSDE via a REST geoprocessing service? Does anyone have any experience with such a thing? The reason for this is that I ...
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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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ArcObjects: modifying feature field value

I'm developing an ArcMap extension and looking for a way to change feature attributes knowing its feature class and OID (and, presumably, everything else that there is in IFeature). All layers use ...
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Versioning commercial datasets in ArcSDE + Oracle

We are building an application with several spatial tables, provided by a commercial vendor, at its core. The vendor provides updates quarterly. We maintain several tables of our own, derived from ...
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How to build query expression to display text from one-to-many relationship in ArcMap?

I have two tables in an enterprise geodatabase stored in PostgreSQL and accessed via ArcSDE: parcel and person 1 or + parcel can have 1 or + person (relationship is pll_person) I can display all ...
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How to copy an SDE geodatabase to a file geodatabase using Python?

I would like to make an exact copy (domains, feature datasets, feature classes, etc.) of an SDE database to a file geodatabase. I have tried several possibilities, including: using the Copy (Data ...
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ArcSDE for PostgreSQL installation

I am trying to install ArcSDE 10 for PostgreSQL in CentOS. I tried doing that but am stuck with same errors repeatedly and am thinking of giving one more shot from the scratch. I just want to make ...
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Automate loading a table into SDE

How can I automatically load a table stored on a network share into SDE when the original table is edited? Environment is ESRI 10.1 ArcSDE on SQL Server. Preference for python or existing GP tools. ...
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Why Can't ArcPy Search the Newly Created Feature

I'm running the following tool in ArcGIS 10. I have an ArcPy Script like this: import arcpy from arcpy import env env.workspace=r"C:/sde/lcimrl.sde" fc="SDE.ATTACHMENTS\SDE.attachment_points" fcRows ...
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Address locator not using modified .cls file

I have made a customization to the US Streets locator style for our application. We've changed "SR" to map to "STATE ROAD" instead of "HC" in the us_addr.cls file in the C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS ...
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How to compare two Geodatabases

I would like to compare the data of two geodatabases, in SDE or a file geodatabase, to detect the changes occured between them , i've tried to compare the Xml workspace document of both databases ...
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Why are z-values replaced with zero after in_memory use in Python?

My script takes separate 3D feature classes, calculates a field, appends to a target feature class, and then deletes the originals. This is a huge data processing task of over 4700 mass point feature ...
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ARCMAP ERROR 000464: Cannot get exclusive schema lock

I am trying to run the "Near" tool in Arcmap. Both my layers involved are on a SDE database. When I run the tool I get the following error... ERROR 000464: Cannot get exclusive schema lock. ...
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Can you synchronize tables between ArcSDE(MSSQL) and PostgreSQL(PostGIS) regularly?

I have spatial tables in ArcSDE 10.1 (MSSQL 2008 R2) geodatabases and need to update the same spatial tables in PostgreSQL 9.1(PostGIS 2.0.1) geodatabases. Basically I use my ArcSDE environment for ...
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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 ...