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 to register a Stored Procedure in ArcSDE?

I just registered a SQL Server view with ArcSDE through sdetable -o register [...]. I wonder, how to register a SQL Server stored procedure with ArcSDE? Is it the same process as the view? EDIT ...
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Creating a VB.net Dataset in Visual Studio 2010 from an SDE Geodatabase

I am building an ArcMap Addin that contains several Windows Forms with controls that need to be bound to a database. I am trying to decide whether or not to use a native SQL Server Database or an SDE ...
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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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Can ArcGIS Server be called ArcSDE? I'm confused about terminology

I'm confused about some ESRI terminology. If I have ArcGIS 10.1 Server installed and we use Enterprise geodatabases with versioning capabilities but we use direction connections does this have ...
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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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Can feature classes have the same name in two different feature datasets?

I have an SDE Database called "Vector" which contains many feature datasets eg. Region_1, Region_2 etc. I have to reproject the feature classes inside these datasets. Instead of creating a new ...
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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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Transfering a lot of features from geodatabases

I'm having a problem where I need to export a large amount of content from 2 geodatabases of different nature (SDE -> File). I have three options: Spatial Select, a regular SQL select and the full ...
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Visualize feature class with many relationship classes?

I have a feature class in a geodatabase that I want to review. It has many relationship classes - possibly a hundred or more. If I load the feature class into ArcMap and identify one of the ...
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Why unable to edit ArcSDE from multiple computers on LAN using custom ArcGIS Engine application?

I cannot edit an ArcSDE database from multiple computers on a LAN network using a custom ArcGIS Engine application, I have tried both versioned and non-versioned feature classes, but they cannot be ...
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ArcSDE desktop license

I am using the ArcGISDesktop student license. I want to work on versioning and geodatabase replication. Is it possible to set up ArcSDE with the same license and work on versioning and replication?
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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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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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ArcSDE database connection strings for ArcCatalog

Anyone know where the Database Connection strings are located in Program Files for ArcCatalog? I have all my Database Connection strings fixed and all my scripts use them. My computer went down and ...
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Creating a multiversioned view with ArcSDE and SQL Server 2008 R2

I am using the administration command sdetable -o create_mv_view to create a multiversioned view on a table in SQL Server 2008 R2. Everything appears to be working correctly with one exception: The ...
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Importing Feature Class to Oracle SDE Geodatabase Simplifies Features

I recently imported a feature class from a File Geodatabase to an Oracle SDE Geodatabase. The features of the two feature classes now look drastically different despite not having any edits made. ...
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How can I validate a table name on SDE with Oracle backend?

Second title: "Is arcpy.ValidateTableName broken on Oracle?" I have an Oracle SDE database 9.3.1 (service connection). My arcGIS client tools are version 10.0 SP5). I have some names of feature ...
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Is it possible to load features into ArcSDE without using ArcObjects?

I have a SDE geodatabase in MS SQL Server, where geometries are stored in MS SQL's native geometry types, rather than the ArcSDE Binary. It seems like it would be relatively easy to create new ...
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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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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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Has anyone successfully implemented a web service that sits on top of ArcSDE (SQL Server 2008)?

Here's the situation. We have planned point locations that lie within predefined polygonal project areas. Our IT department currently has these polygonal project areas in SQL Server 2008 as geography ...
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How to get size of SDE geodatabase feature class

Is there a way in catalog or arcpy to determine the amount of hard drive space a SDE feature class takes up on disk? In catalog the 'size' column is blank and Esri help states: The size, ...
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How to connect QGIS to an Oracle DB (SDE)?

I want to access an Oracle Database (with SDE) from Qgis 2.4. I have tried many different options from within the window Create a new Oracle Connection but I always get an error message (ORA-12514: ...
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How to get all the FeatureClasses from IWorkspace?

Well i create a Geodatabse in my SQL Server using ArcCatalog then i create 5 new FeatureClass, i want to get all the FeatureClasses in this GDB, this is my function to get all the FeatureClasses from ...
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What is the correct order for compressing, rebuilding indexes and updating statistics in ArcGIS?

I want to script out the compressing, rebuilding of indexes and updating statistics on our SDE databases, but I want to make sure I have the correct order for these to run. What would be the correct ...
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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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how to grant permission in SDE geoDB,when layers are inside a geometric network

When I use sdetable command to grant pemission to a table that located in a SDE SQL server geodatabase it works properly,this table is a non-spatial table which is in geodatabase immediately,I mean ...
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Can ArcHydro Tools be used on a network in an SDE enterprise geodatabase?

Most of the documentation for ArcHydro Tools discusses their use on data in ESRI's personal and file geodatabases. Is it possible to use ArcHydro Tools to set network flow direction on a networked ...
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Error in creating output … table already registered?

I am afraid I am a complete newbie to GIS and ArcGIS and it has fallen on my shoulders to try and resolve a problem with our ArcGIS installation. Assume I know nothing about GIS or the software ...
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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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ArcSDE 10.2: How to enable and create Geodatabase in Oracle without ArcGIS Desktop

Since there is no Post Installation Wizard anymore in ArcSDE 10.2 - how can i enable und create a geodatabase in oracle without ArcGIS Desktop? We have only an EDN description for ArcGIS Server/SDE, ...
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What is the difference between ArcSDE and ArcGIS Server?

I have been working with ArcGIS Desktop where I use ArcMap for doing GIS work. Can anyone please explain to me in simple words What is ArcSDE and ArcGIS server? These can be independent dedicated ...
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Change ArcSDE data source for mxds in specific folder using ArcPy?

I've searched all the forums and help and have made progess but recently got an error that has thrown me for a loop - also some mxds are not being changed at all! What I'd like my code to do: Iterate ...
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Synchronizing Changes From File Geodatabase to SDE Geodatabase

I have an SDE geodatabase that has a one way replication to a file geodatabase, where I will make edits to the feature classes offline somewhere. I know that this scenario doesn't support one-way or ...
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Is it possible to undo and redo outside edit session in ArcObjects?

I would like to know if it is possible to undo and redo changes outside of an edit session? If yes, how can I do it in ArcObjects using .NET? I am working on an ArcSDE 10.1 versioned geodatabase?
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Attaching files to features: File server vs SDE attachment

I have some files that I would like to attach to my sde features. Files are small in size ( <40 KB) and have 1:1 relation to features. I wonder which method is superior, specially in terms of ...
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Are there any publicly available ArcSDE Servers I can use for developing client applications

I have been asked by our client if I can add the ability to connect to instances of ArcSDE servers from our desktop application. I am sure that we can do this a number of different ways, what I was ...
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ST_Geometry vs SDE Binary: seeking recommendations, experiences

I've got some questions I've collected as we try to come to a decision about whether to use ST_Geometry or SDE native geometry for an Oracle/SDE datastore on a new project. The organization has quite ...
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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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How can I create an empty feature class in a file geodatabase based on the schema of an SDE 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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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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Can ArcPy test for availability of SDE Connection before trying to use it?

In a Python script that I use to publish ArcGIS 10.0 Geoprocessing Services I have some code: arcpy.AddMessage("If process hangs here, check for ArcSDE connections issue by trying to open " + mapFile ...
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How to perform a “vertical integration” using FME?

I am not a GIS person, but I need to understand an aspect of the project I'm working on. We are taking an ArcSDE layer, and importing it into FME. I now need to do some checking of the data. In ...
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Editing with ArcGIS Silveright

I am using the ArcGIS Silverlight API to edit data in an ArcSDE SQL Server geodatabase. I have been told that any editable feature classes must be registered as versioned in ArcCatalog before they ...
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Can you set the PostGIS SRID when creating a Feature class through ArcCatalog?

I have ArcSDE installed in a Postgresql database and I am using PostGIS geometry. I'm not a DB minded person so feel free to let me know if my process is not right. I create my feature class in ...
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PostGIS + ArcSDE mixed environment

I'm trying out a mixed environment here at work with PostGIS and ArcSDE together. I'm having some problems creating feature classes with custom SRIDs. I imagined that all that I needed to do was ...
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Unable to Reconcile

I'm quite familiar with the ArcSDE model and a few days ago we have major power issues here. My problem (and this is a BIG one) is that one of the users, made thousands of edits correcting data, and ...
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How does ESRI, and how should anyone, transform a coordinate that lies outside a grid transform (e.g. NADCON)?

As I understand it, a datum transform (e.g. urn:ogc:def:coordinateOperation:EPSG::1241) based on a grid interpolation method, e.g. NADCON, is undefined outside of the grid of points. Therefore the ...
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How do versioned views work with multiple editors?

I understand that in the database environment, by executing version_util.set_current_version('version1') Editor1 is able to write SQL statements against [table_name]_vw views to edit the data at ...
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File GDB to SDE Database using FME

I'm currently stuck in my FME Workspace script. Ideally, I'm reading from a file geodatabase and will update the SDE database in SQL server. I have CRC calculators to check for the changes in the ...