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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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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Which type of File Geodatabase format to use?

What is the practical difference between fgdb API format and fdgb ArcObjects in FME? When to use each of them in FME? Thank you.
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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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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 ...
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How to get a list of features from FME? Python?

I would like to get a list of geodatabase feature tables from FME. Is it possible with Python? Or another transformer? Thanks.
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Dealing with empty feature classes in a ArcGIS 9.3.1 Python script

I have a script that goes over all the feature classes within a geodatabase (in ArcGIS 9.3.1) and copies them. The problem (as far as I can understand) is that when the script goes to a empty feature ...
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Is there a way to update the attribute table of a feature class with a query?

I have a layer with multi-polygon feature classes for states and provinces. The shape area for some features classes is < 0 causing the label to be position in odd locations. It seems that the ...
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How to perform relational queries against an ArcSDE geodatabase using the ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

I have a geospatial database which contains both spatial and not-spatial tables I would like to publish my data on ArcGis for server and perform both simple and spatial queries. Also, foreign key ...
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What is the ArcGIS equivalent to WEED tolerance?

Example: User is digitising new (line, poly) features and accidentally adds additional vertices within very small distance of previous vertex, resulting in redundant vertices. I want to prevent this ...
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Reading Coded Domains from ArcSDE 10 RDBMS using SQL/ADO.net

I need to read ArcGIS Domain Coded Value pairs (value/description) from SQL Server / Oracle in SQL (i.e. not using ArcObjects). This is an XML field. I can get the domain definition thus select gi....
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How to create a feature class in a file geodatabase in ArcGIS 9.3 with Python?

I'm not entirely sure if I am using the correct terminology, so I apologize in advance. What I am looking to do is create a file geodatabase and add a feature class directly into that file ...
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Getting line FID from polygon ITopologyGraph

I want to export polygon Arc list to txt file for that I created topologygraph for personal geodatabase feature class (polygon) using ITopologyGraph::build. I got polygon FIDs but I am not getting ...
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Explicitly locking a file geodatabase

I need to lock a file geodatabase (or only a single Mosaic dataset) at the beginning of a python script (and release it in the end).. I looked and looked and couldn't find any explicit arcpy command ...
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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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Why can't I see all records in my personal GDB in QGIS?

I am running QGIS 1.8. I have a layer from an ESRI Personal GDB. There are 431 features in the layer. When you load the layer into QGIS, and look at the Metadata properties, it shows the number of ...
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ESRI File Geodatabase - Trying to use CURRENT TIME in Definition Query

Is it me, or are the date functions in the file geodatabase a total nightmare. Anyway, I am trying to set up a fairly simple definition query that contains a subquery with a date comparison. My ...
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How do you disable archiving for a table?

I would expect to have a Disable Archiving... like I do for a featureclass. But for a table, the Enabled Archiving menu-item is grayed out. Here's the menu for a table: And here's the menu for a ...
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ESRI File GeoDatabase: Unicode/Codepage problem - Convert UTF-8 to ANSI

I have a Codepage issue, and for now I am a bit stumpped My original source data contains multiple country data delivered in SHP (UTF-8). The data is then merged into a File GeoDB as the data is too ...
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What is ArcCatalog?

What is it, what does it do, and how is it related to geodatabases?
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Where are replicas stored in the Geodatabase?

I'm trying to verify that "unregistering" a replica from the Manage replicas dialog does, in fact, delete the replica. I looked for a table pertaining to replicas, but all I see is GDB_REPLICALOG. I ...
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Apply ArcGIS Field Calculator on New Records

I'm using the Field Calculator in ArcMap 10.1 to populate a field with a string version of an existing integer field. This is working correctly on existing data. I am looking for a way to have ...
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Error when creating enterprise geodatabase

I'm trying to create an enterprise geodatabase. My problem is when I try to create a corporate geodatabase. The error is: Cannot connect to database because the database client software failed ...
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Opening a featureclass not being the owner of the data in SDE

How can you open a featureclass if you are not the schema owner but have been given privs to select or view the data? So given a name of a featureclass, say "STREETS" - how can I open this if I am ...
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Can Geodatabase files from ArcMap be imported and used in Qgis?

I'm looking into Qgis and am doing some tests, but one thing I need to be able to do is use geodatabase files from ArcMap and ArcPad. Is that something that can be done and with relative ease? I ...
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How to add data to relationship table in ArcGIS 10.1 database design?

I have created 2 tables HORSE and VENDOR and a relationship table VENDOR_HORSE With the foreign key in Horse being the Primary key in VENDOR (VendorID) and the foreign key in VENDOR being the primary ...
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ArcMap - Opening the attribute table gives 'Could not load data from the data source' error

ArcMap wont display the attribute table of a dataset. I get an error 'Could not load data from the data source' and it says 'An invalid SQL statement was used'. It then opens a table with the correct ...
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How to Create a Version 10 File Geodatabase from an XML from ArcGIS 9.2?

A client has given me an XML document for the schema of an ArcGIS 9.2 Geodatabase. The final goal will be to create a version 10 version of the geodatabase but the client doesn't have version 10 yet. ...
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Append feature layer from one personal geodatabase to another using .Net

I currently have a client that still uses personal geodatabases (Access files). I currently have to open up ArcCatalog and manually append any FeatureLayers that are contained in the original personal ...
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Deleted features not synchronizing in one-way (ArcSDE to File Geodatabase) geodatabase replication?

I am testing three one way (ArcSDE 10 -> File Geodatabase) replicas. Each replica is derived from a layer created by selection by location from a citywide road dataset, so that each of the three ...
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IFeature.set_Shape The coordinates or measures are out of bounds

I'm trying to add a point to my map, but something with the way I used shp2sde create caused me to have a incorrect spatial extent or something. So I'm getting "out of bounds" error. How do I go ...
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How to edit a given version of geodatabase?

I have a versioned geodatabase. Any of that versions are used only by one user. So then user called "XXX" has a version called "XXX". So then now I want to make a changes on given version, but when I ...
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Locks not being released in Linux held File Geodatabases

We have a system with 2 SOC servers, and one SOM server, acting on a shared storage area. We have had performance issues for years, and believe we have worked out why. There are several file ...
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Not getting all decimal places when converting numbers to string (ArcObjects with VB .Net)

I would like to build some queries in my addin from layers in my map. I am having problems with double numeric types. esriFieldTypeDouble has 14 - 18 decimal places or more depending on the database ...
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ArcGIS Server License Update - Additional steps for Enterprise GeoDatabase?

I've already posted more or less the same question at esri's GeoNet Forum, but until now I have got any response. As my license will expire shortly, the is my second try to get some information before ...
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What are the options to auto populate metadata for data received from external sources?

We receive quite a many spatial data from various sources and export to our enterprise database (Esri). But no metadata is available in Description table. I am looking for a tool or method to get all ...
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How to change field defined as REQUIRED to NON_REQUIRED in ArcGIS Geodatabase

I have created some feature classes in a geodatabase and also some fields using this sample code: arcpy.AddField_management("schools", "ref_ID", "LONG", 9, "", "", "refcode", "NULLABLE", "REQUIRED") ...
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Automatically update feature class based on another feature class in same geodatabase

I work at headquarters and there are 3 regions. Each region is responsible for their data and headquarters is responsible for merging the data and creating a national coverage. All regions and ...
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Triggers for delta tables

I have been facing an issue to capture the delta updates on SDE. We have written triggers on A and D tables to capture the delta updates(to capture the version name based on state id's), however I ...
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Pdf layers to Geodatabase

We had a drawing as a PDF , with Geolocation and layer information available. We tried to export that as an Xml ( current tree) option in Adode reader and tried to import it in a new File geodatabase. ...
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Running Regular Queries Through ArcSDE

Working on an .net arcobjects app that's connecting to a Geodatabase (Oracle) through ArcSDE. I make a bunch of edits inside a EditSession but the data I am touching have a bunch of foreign Key ...
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How can I have my map open in the center of my visitors IP address?

I have a map of all restaurants in Florida. I would like to have the center of the map be the address of the visitors IP. How can I do this?
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SDE Topology dirty areas don't go away

Just looking for an explanation on SDE Topology dirty areas that don't go away. My workflow involves editing a version of SDE data, then once finished I use the Validate Topology in Current Extent ...
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Get domain descriptions for multiple fields using SQL (ArcSDE 10.3/Oracle back-end)

How can I get domain descriptions for multiple fields using SQL (ArcSDE 10.3/Oracle back-end)? I have successfully used the Oracle SQL in the ESRI document: Resolving domain codes to description ...
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Simple data vs non simple data in ArcGIS

I want to enter some data in a feature class with ArcObjects. In my code I use EditSession for that, but in storing data an error returned that says I must use editsession. By researching I found that ...
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Tuning Esri Geodatabase on Oracle Spatial (SDO_Geometry) performance?

We are storing data in a Geodatabase on Oracle 11g using Oracle Spatial with SDO_Geometry, and then consuming that using ArcGIS server 10.2.1. The performance is very slow, because we are talking ...
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Copy Domain and Subtype from File Geodatabase

Is there a way to copy the domain from one Dataset to another? I have a series of layers in Dataset A and I want to split the layers in to tiles using the Intersect tool; saving them in Dataset B. ...
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How to copy a feature class within the same GDB

I'm trying to copy/clone a feature class within the same file gdb using C#. I've figured out that this won't work with IDataset or IFeatureDataset. So far I only found IGeoDBDataTransfer.Transfer but ...
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Error opening feature class from SDE (which can be opened in another application)

We're using ArcGis 10.1 with ArcSDE 9.3.1 on Oracle 10g. I've got 2 layers that cannot be opened or modified with ArcCatalog or ArcMap (but they show up in the list. Everything worked just fine ...
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Accessing data stored in related tables from a network dataset

According to ESRI's transit data model, this implementation, and several thesis papers, any non-spatial information (such as public transport schedules, employee info, trips etc) which is not stored ...