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 programmatically work with featureclasses from multiple geodatabases?

I have produced a Python script which creates multiple buffers of specific (listed) featureclasses within a geodatabase. This is achieved by running each feature through a for loop. I would like to ...
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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 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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Where can I find the various Esri tools to design a geodatabase?

There is a confusing multitude of tools written by Esri and others (some supported, some unsupported) for designing and diagramming a geodatabase. Here is an attempt at creating a definitive list of ...
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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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Using PostgreSQL with ArcGIS

Have mercy ... with Stackexcachange I'm not yet so familiar, so this is initially somewhat opaque. I try to do my best to organize this thread as well as possible. Recently I've started to get WFS ...
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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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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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Can I copy an entire geodatabase with relationship classes and domains and reproject all feature classes from wgs84 to state plane?

I have an SDE geodatabase with several feature classes, tables, relationship classes, and domains. All the feature classes are currently in WGS84 coordinate system. I need an exact copy of the ...
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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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Difference between registering with ArcSDE and registering with Geodatabase?

As I understand it : Registering with ArcSDE: gives the possibility to ArcGIS to recognize spatial data stored in a database Registering with Geodatabase: makes it possible for data to participate ...
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Calculate Field based on field value in a second table

I have a table in a MSSQL Server Enterprise SDE database. I need to join a table from a MS SQLExpress Workgroup SDE database and then calculate 11 fields in the Enterprise table based on values in ...
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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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How to transform FileGDB featureclasses from custom local coordinate system?

Background: Started working for company that is in middle of system-wide IT upgrade including GIS data. Existing in-house data is in a FileGDB, is in an assumed coordinate system and represents 1000 ...
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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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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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How to find which subtype using which domain?

I'm trying to delete domain, but i can't because it is in use at an attribute domain. How can I find out at which layer and which subtype ? I have a big geodatabase with more than 30 layers an each ...
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QGIS saving analysis output as Postgis table

i am using QGIS and Postgis together. I can load data in Postgis and than i import it to QGIS. But i am trying to save an analysis output (example: buffer analysis, voronoi polygon or SEXTANTE ...
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Failure to Delete Vector File from Personal Geodatabase - ArcGIS 9.3

I have a personal geodatabase - based on an MS Access .mdb file - from which I cannot delete an old feature class. The tables relating to the feature class have been deleted from the .mdb, but the ...
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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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Does a high number of SDE_state_lineages slow performance?

In our SDE database, the SDE_state_lineages table has around 200,000 records, the SDE_states has around 900, and our SDE_versions table has around 1,300 records. We've been having performance issues ...
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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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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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Merge an entire Geodatabase in ESRI ModelBuilder

How can I merge an entire Geodatabase in the ESRI (ArcView) ModelBuilder? I have several FeatureClasses created into the GDB and in the model I plan to merge them all. Right now I have imported all ...
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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 re-enable coded value domain descriptions?

I have got a Personal Geodatabase with a feature class and several coded value domains. Domains are assigned to some of the attributes of said feature class. Domains are correctly defined and match ...
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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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python crashes creating many Feature Classes in multiple Feature Datasets

I'm trying to populate a Geodatabase with roundabout 60 Datasets with a new Featureclass for each Dataset. To do this, i wrote a python-standalone-script that loops through these datasets and creates ...
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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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Geometry storage type in geodatabase Oracle 9i with SDE 9.3.1

How do I identify what geometry storage type is being used with a specific geodatabase? Thanks.
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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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Modelbuilder Workspaces: Defaults to a folder, would like it to be a geodatabase

I'm having an issue with modelbuilder workspaces. I have created a simple model to clip a raster, run focal statistics on it, and create contours. I have a workspace variable as an input. If I run the ...
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How to open a ESRI geodatabase in QGIS (Ubuntu)?

So far I have found instructions on stack exchange but they are for windows. And so far the information I have found is for windows. I currently have Ubuntu 13.04 Raring tail. I am using qgis 1.8. I ...
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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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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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Is there any place in which I can find a list of invalid database characters for ArcGIS 10?

Relating to my question about the split tool here, as suggested I ask a new question: is there any place with a list of invalid characters to use in a database in ArcGIS 10? edit: It is in relation ...
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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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Data storage shared with co-worker [closed]

I would like to ask anyone out there who knows of a good free website that allows me to upload my gis data files to co-worker. Each project I am working on are quite large and would need to upload 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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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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How to access an ArcGIS 9.3 geodatabase from 9.2?

If I'm using ArcGIS 9.2 is it possible to access a feature class from a geodatabase that was created by ArcGIS 9.3? If not are there any other ways to access the data?
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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 ...