ESRI geodatabase is a particular database schema designed by ESRI for managing "layers", "versioning", "topology" and other ESRI application specific storage requirements.

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How to repair paths of an unmanaged raster catalog in file GDB?

I'm using ArcGIS 9.3.1 and I have an unmanaged file geodatabase with raster catalogs in it. Tiles are loaded inside the catalog and each tile has a "Full Path" property which is environment specific. ...
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How to let ArcGIS Server see related records in a geodatabase

I have an ArcSDE geodatabase which contains multiple relationship classes. If I add this layer to ArcMap, the relationship is automatically applied (eg, the Identify dialog allows me to drill-down to ...
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How to Add FileGDB driver to PyGDAL installation

I installed ArcGIS 10.0 and it installed Python 2.6.5 with it. Later, I installed pyGDAL using the windows installer within that Python installation. I cannot find a specific place where GDAL is ...
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QGIS does not read ESRI Geodatabase correctly

I have a geodatabase from the EPA that does not seem to me reading correctly with Quantum GIS. QGIS Version 1.8.0 (Lisboa) and GDAL/OGR 1.9.2 When I open the attribute table the first two columns ...
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Plugin Workspace: when to close an OleDbDataReader?

I'm developing a plugin workspace for ArcGIS. Internally, the plugin uses an OleDBconnection. All of the sample code I see seems to stress the importance of closing and disposing the connection. ...
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Can we create a temporary in-memory geodatabase using python?

I have been using in-memory workspace for creating temporary features, but I was wondering if we could create a temporary in-memory geodatabase (using python) and then use it for importing other ...
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How to a sync file geodatabase across multiple office locations?

I am planning to have a work project with multiple file geodatabases, fgdb (consisting of images, grids, feature class, etc) and these will be passed along to three regional offices and will sit on ...
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For a ESRI Geodatabase Feature Class, which table holds the spatial reference?

For a shapefile, the spatial reference / coordinate system information is held in the .prj file. I would like to know which file or table in a geodatabase holds the equivalent information for a ...
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How to create a geodatabase feature class using a geodatabase table schema with ArcPy?

Is there a way in ArcPy to create an empty polygon geodatabase feature class that will acquire the schema of a geodatabase table? I know that it's possible in ArcCatalog (New -> Feature Class and ...
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Which Geodatabase supports SQL and is easily portable?

I want to choose the geodatabase type, which could be: permits direct sql queries. easily portable, because the app would installed in one computer. I know that the personal geodatabase is a good ...
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How to Make a File Geodatabase Unlockable

I have several replica File Geodatabase's on my server. I publish maps to be viewed by other departments in ArcReader. These ArcReader pmf's use the replica Geodatabase's on the server. I need to ...
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Can you create feature classes with the same name in different feature dataset

I've searched but can't seem to find any info on this which is surprising as this should be an easy one to answer. I'm using ArcGIS 9.3 and trying to create a feature class called 'cadastre' in ...
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Edit SQL Server table (not registered with geodatabase) with arcpy

I am trying to update some rows in a SQL Server database table (not registered with geodatabase) with arcpy.da.UpdateCursor. However, when running the deleteRow(), I get the error return without ...
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Why to use Add Attachments (Data Management) and not Hyperlink field?

Why should I use Add Attachments and not a hyperlinked field? What are the advantages in case of a lot of layers with a lot of attachments at the GDB? What are the best way to manage attachments for a ...
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What is the relative popularity of ESRI GDB files vs GDB over RDBMS for custom web apps?

Our organization is interested in knowing the frequency with which people who are using ESRI geodatabases choose GDB files over GDB in relational databases for serving web applications. Opinions and ...
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ArcPad 10 Performance Tips

I've encountered some performance issues when developing in ArcPad 10. The first is the loading of the map file. It takes 1 minute with sample data, and once opened each form takes 1 to 2 sec to be ...
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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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Record Date and User for an edited feature

The client has a Feature Class in SDE 9.3.1. When a feature in the feature class is edited the client wants to automatically record the date/time and who edited it in the feature class attributes. ...
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Modeling a GeoDatabase for whole world

My recent assignment is to model a multi-user geodatabase for the whole world using the ESRI platform. This geodatabase contains administrative layers and topographic layers. The schema is to be ...
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What is the significance of the SDE lineage length?

ORA-55378 left a great answer to my question: Does a high number of SDE_state_lineages slow performance? But, I realized I don't really understand what lineage length means and how it affects ...
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Execute SQL in File Geodatabase

Is there a way to execute SQL queries on file geodatabase from Python? I'm looking for the same functionality provided by arcpy.ArcSDESQLExecute for SDE databases. Thanks,
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String format for geodatabases in ArcPy scripts

Several ArcPy functions take strings as geodatabase identifiers. I've looked through the ESRI docs, but can't find a good reference for the various acceptable formats. I'm looking for examples of ...
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Importing legacy shapefiles and attribute information to geodatabase

I am trying to take older sewer/water system shapefile data with limited, but important attribute information and importing it in to a feature class in a geodatabase, while keeping the attribute ...
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How do I upload a Featureclass to a Geodatabase in C#?

All, I have a featureclass with Arcobjects that came from a Shape file and I wish to import it into a geodatabase. I have the geodatabase connection, I just don't know how to load the feature class ...
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Exporting PostgreSQL table to FileGDB: wkbUnknown layer geometry type

I'm attempting to export a PostGIS (1.5.3) database table as a File geodatabase using the new FileGDB OGR / GDAL 1.9.0 driver: $ ogr2ogr -overwrite -sql "SELECT * from db_pts LIMIT 1" \ -f ...
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What is happening when I register a “Feature Class” with Geodatabase?

I'm registering a table w/ native geometry with the geodatabase and it is taking a long, long time. Actually I'm not sure if ArcCatalog is frozen or crashing. The table does have several million ...
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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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How to replicate an unversioned SDE geodatabase to a file geodatabase?

I need to implement a process for creating a file geodatabase copy (a read-only snapshot, essentially) of a production SDE geodatabase without using versioning, adding global ID columns, etc. I cannot ...
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Copying coded value for field and not raw value?

I am working with ArcGIS 10 and I have added a field in a feature class and am attempting to copy the text from another field's coded values, but the field calculator is simply copying the "code" text ...
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Deleting geodatabases that are more than one week old?

I am using ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 and Python 2.6.6 and am trying to make an update script to copy the geodatabase to a backup folder with the date as part of the name, got that to work. Then export ...
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Connection property set error on registering PostgreSQL geodatabase with ArcGIS for Server?

We're in the middle of a migrating process. We've imported a geodatabase on a new Linux machine and we're trying to publish some map services to this new ArcGIS Server (that resides on the same ...
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Update value in domain and same should reflect in attribute field

I have a SDE GDB, where i have no. of domains created. we have created domain for state names, which is used by all feature classes to update their respective state name. Now i have discovered that ...
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end execution of script and send email if schema has changed

I would like to append the data from one feature class to another after confirming that the schemas match in both feature classes. I can append the data from one FC to another by using this simple ...
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How many geodatabases per ArcGIS Server license?

I need to create and authorize a new ESRI ArcGIS enterprise geodatabase. Our organization has an existing ArcGIS Server license that has already authorized one ESRI ArcGIS enterprise geodatabase. Will ...
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Coded Value Domain is showing, but not Description?

I have a Domain that is working, but the issue is when I query on the feature. I need to be able to search on the Coded Description, not the Code Value. The attribute table is giving me the Coded ...
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mosaic raster to file geodatabase yields missing raster sections

Since upgrading to ArcGIS 10.1 (SP 1) from 10.0, I've been encountering an issue when running the arcpy.MosaicToNewRaster_management() tool with output to a file geodatabase. I'm principally working ...
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How to list all of the contents of a geodatabase with arcpy?

This seems like a simple problem, but I have not found a way to accomplish it. I am writing a script that needs to record the paths of everything inside of a geodatabase to a text file, and later copy ...
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Attribute Indexes ArcSDE 9.3.1 for Attribute Joins on GUID field types

I create my joins on primary/foreign keys that are guids...I don't seem to be able to create an index on this field in my target table. After joining to this table it takes 4 minutes to open the ...
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Importing existing data model into geodatabase [closed]

How can I integrate an existing ArcGIS datamodel like Arc Marine into my geodatabase? I dont have schematics in my ArcGIS 9.3.1.
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Esri File GDB multi-user edit through QGIS

I have an Esri File GDB with relationship classes. I would like to import this GDB in PostgreSQL or MSSQL to enable multi-user edit through QGIS (dufour) tool. What are the steps/procedures to ...
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Cant see my Table of Contents in Arc10

I am new to Arc10. I am using a students version on my home laptop. I have lost my table of contents completely from the left side of my screen. Does anyone know where I can find the damn thing? ...
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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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Using ArcObjects, how to convert an Access table into a proper geodatabase table?

I have inherited an ArcGIS application that creates a number of access database tables. I'd like to use ArcObjects to convert them to proper geodatabase tables, which I understand to mean simply ...
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How to add more than 200 codes to domain in geodatabase?

I want to add a domain in geodatabase as country code and country name (description) (more than 200 codes). What is the best way to do it? How can copy/write manually/python the list of coded ...
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Use Esri PersonalGeodatabase layers in OpenLayers

I would like to Know if it is possible to open a Personal Geodatabase of Esri with Openlayer with FileGDB_API_VS2010_1_2 Thank in advance Juan
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How to set up a Revision Control for ESRI File Geodatabase?

I'm interested in doing revision control (Mercurial) on some file geodatabases. Does anyone have an idea of which files are important (need to be saved) and which can be ignored? Note that I'm not ...
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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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Coded Value Domains in ArcMap

I am analyzing a database in ArcMap 10.1 and I wanted to know whether it is possible to trace what tables are linked to a particular Coded Value Domain? I am attempting to find a particular table. I ...
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How to open a map from gdb?

A librarian has helped me create some maps, and I need to open them. He is off work at the moment and I am in a rush for this. I have downloaded ArcGIS and he says I can open this with arcMAP. He has ...
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Working with temporary files in ArcObjects using Geodatabases?

My current add-ons rely on shapefiles for working with temporary files. For example, if I run a spatial analyst tool, I create a new shapefile to store the output geometry. ArcGIS stores all temporary ...