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 do I move and/or rename a file geodatabase?

I am expanding the scope of an existing file geodatabase so I would like to move it up a folder hierarchy as well as rename it. For both of these operations, is it as simple as moving the folder via ...
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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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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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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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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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Reading FileGDB (9.2-9.3.1) with OGR

I have been tasked with processing USGS's National Hydrography Dataset. However, it appears that the only available format is FileGDB (version 9.2-9.3.1). Looking at OGRs support for FileGDB, it looks ...
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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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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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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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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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Referencing Feature Dataset in File Geodatabase with ArcPy

It's probably an obvious one but since I'm new to arcpy I'd appreciate any help. I'm trying to develop an arcpy script which will eventually loop through number of rasters and feature classes stored ...
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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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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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Can you create a ArcGIS 9.3 esri-geodatabase in ArcGIS 10?

Dooes anyone know if it's possible to create a v9.3 geodatabase from ArcGIS 10? Opening them is not a problem, but I haven't found a way to create one without going back to 9.3 and doing it there.
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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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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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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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How to validate Personal Geodatabase against XML schema?

Is their any tool in arcgis model builder which can validate a personal geodatabase and a XML schema to give out an report saying if the gdb is validated or not ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Can spatial data in Oracle be imported into SQL server?

Oracle supports spatial data and so does SQL Server. What are the things to consider if we have to migrate spatial data from Oracle to SQL Server? Are there any features in Oracle that are not there ...
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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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What is ArcCatalog?

What is it, what does it do, and how is it related to geodatabases?
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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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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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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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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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Using CAST function in ArcMap 10 with ArcSDE?

I would like to use the CAST function in the definition query property of a layer and/or in the label class sql query window. This was the most promising link that I've found, including the two links ...
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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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How do I copy the coded value for a field and not the 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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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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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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How to create Stored Procedure in versioned SDE_SQLServer geodatabase using DDL?

I've almost used SQL server_SDE geodatabases for 3 years in GIS projects and I don't know how can I create a stored procedure in geodatabase.I use ESRI case tool to create a geodatabase in ...
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How can I programatically register a feature class as versioned

Is there a way to programatically register a feature class as versioned? I'm able to register aFeatureDatasetwith the IVersionObject3 interface, but not an individual feature class.
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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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Error importing XML workspace document to file geodatabase

Ok so I have a large SDE geodatabase that I exported to an XML Workspace Document. I tried to importing it again into a file geodatabase to test if the export worked correctly and got the following ...
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Geocode a table, then append more rows to the table

I'm starting on a project with ArcGIS 10 where I'll be doing quite a bit of geocoding addresses. I understand the basics of how to do that. But a frustration on an earlier similar project is that ...