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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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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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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Problem with Coordinate Tolerances when I export my .shp files to .mdb

When I export my shapefile to a personal geodatabase using ArcMap, the result is not the same as the original database. I do not know how to solve this problem.
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How to prepare domain on multifeature using Arcmap?

I am using in Personal Geodatabase. I want to prepare more than one field domain setting.
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How do you organize your geodata?

A geodatabase doesn't provide much flexibility in organizing your data hierarchically. All feature sets live either at the top level of the database, or one level down in feature datasets. A feature ...
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How to protect my application ESRI FGDB data from authorized access using other applications?

I have ArcObjects app which uses file geodatabase for storing data and performing CRUD operations. This file geodatabase needs to be protected from reading data in other applications such as ArcMap, ...
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SQL sub query syntax does not work on versioned tables without base option- Modified

My original question asked why the where clause below, which includes a sub query, would not work on an SDE database but the same query against a file geodatabase would work. I had thought the ...
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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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Why does the File Geodatabase that I created not appear to any other users on the network?

I created a File Geodatabase to store files that I use in maps for my coworkers. The folder is in a location where all users should have access and permissions. Strangely enough, after I created the ...
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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 ...
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Finding the Default version in a large linage tree

I have a very large versioning linage tree. I am using the arcGIS 10.0 GDBT tool. How can I find the node with the default version?
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Dealing with tables in ArcMap

I had create a table and line feature class in ArcCatalog. i want to deal with those tables in ArcMap. Read Add Delete Update how could i do that?
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How to load data programmatically from shapefile into feature class (geodatabase)? [closed]

Can some Genuis here help me programmatically (using python and comtypes) load shapefile data in to an existing geodatabase (feature class). The attributes of the shapefile has to match with the ...
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How to get WKT from SHAPE column in the ArcSDE geodatabase?

I have an ArcSDE geodatabase running on top of SQL Server 2008. A table for a feature layer was added from ArcCatalog. The SHAPE column is a type of int which was automatically converted from ...
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Are personal geodatabases better suited for quickly querying indexed attributes than file geodatabases?

I'm preparing data for an ArcEngine application that queries the data to search for an address. Sometimes we search just on the street name field, just on the house number field, or both. When using ...
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Changes in synchronized replica not shown in ArcMap or ArcCatalog without refreshing

I am synchronizing a one-way replica in ArcEditor using Python. I tried adding RefreshActiveView and RefreshCatalog to the code, but I still need to refresh the synchronized database to see the ...
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Search if field exists in feature class

I have a few dozen feature classes, one of which contains the field I am looking for. They are stored in several different file geodatabases. Is there a quick way of searching each feature class to ...
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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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How to use IObjectClassEvents?

I need to use IObjectClassEvents in my project. I don't know how to start, can any one give me a simple explanation, or an example in C#.
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The correct definition of ESRI geodatabase

Iet's see if i can explain my question correctly. As the title says I'm looking for an definition of the databasetype that you create in ArcCatalog, file geodatabase and personal geodatabase. The ...
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Creating ArcSDE feature class in MS SQL Server?

Unfortunately I am totally dumb when it comes to programming, and very new to databases (mainly because I studied geography), so : I have a Microsoft SQL Database Server, and a ArcSDE geodatabase. I ...
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Export all coded value domains from a geodatabase

On the ESRI-L mailing list this morning there was a question about how to see or export all the coded value domains for a geodatabase. The goal is to present the content of the domains in a tabular ...
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ArcSDE error: “Maximum number of connections to instance exceeded ”

I have an ArcSDE error: " *Failed to connect to database. Maximum number of connections to instance exceeded " Did what ESRI recommended :" Check the value set for the CONNECTIONS parameter in ...
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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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Is there a fast way to copy large raster datasets between File Geodatabases?

Why does it take so long to copy a large raster dataset from one file geodatabase to another? I can copy the entire database in windows explorer in minutes but copying a single raster in ArcCatalog ...
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How to implement field validation rules in ArcGis?

Not digging in deep, I've found that ArcGis offers validation of 2 basic constraints: field data type and if the value is required or not. Is there any way or AddIn to attach more complex validation ...
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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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ESRI Maps with Ravis Visual graph

How can we integrate ARCGIS maps with Ravis Birds eye's Visualgraph ? My intension is to place the ravis visual graph over the map and the nodes of the visual graph must be placed on their specific ...
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Exporting arcgis features with attachments

Arcgis 10 features the new ability to add attachments to individual features to feature classes stored in a geodatabase. One use of this would be to add multiple pictures to a specific location, fire ...
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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 to check if domain already exists?

I am trying to check the existence of domains in my file geodatabase which contains 4 domains (automatically populated after I created some annotation feature classes). My code is as follows: import ...
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FME - Can I write back into my original file geodatabase

I have a gas pipeline network which I have stored in an File Geodatabase as polylines. I've created an FME workspace to split the pipelines at fittings (valves, reducers, tees, etc) which are stored ...
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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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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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Truncate arbitrary File Geodatabase tables in FME

I have one FGDB with over 30 tables. Also have few WB and they write data to output tables in FGDB, but each of WB write data to different tables but still at the same FGDB. Output tables are being ...
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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 programmatically determine the size of a feature class in a file geodatabase?

My answer to the question How to get the size of a file geodatabase feature class on disk? shows how one can enable a column in ArcCatalog showing the file size of FGDB feature classes in the contents ...
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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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How to run “sdetable register” command in SQL Server?

I was planning to run "sdetable register" command to register a particular field as OID for an non-spatial table already created in a SDE database. I am with SQL Server 2008 R2. I tried to run the ...
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creating unique ID-s for my file geodatabase

I use ArcEditor licence level, ArcGIS 10.0 version, and we're talking about a file geodatabase. I have several feature classes (electric energy domain) and I want to connect them using relationship ...
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How to convert int type OBJECTID to ObjectID type recognised by ArcSDE?

I have an ordinary table with OBJECTID column (type of int) in a MS SQL Server 2008 R2 instance. I need to store it in an ArcSDE geodatabase instance running on top of the SQL Server. The thing is how ...
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Can feature layer in MXD with joined data from non-geodatabase be published as feature service?

I have a table stored in an SDE geodatabase for all point features with an additional GEOMETRY_ID. A few non-spatial data tables are stored in an ordinary MS SQL Server database. They can be joined by ...
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fail to create relationship class

I am trying to make a relationship class between two tables, but I get this message at the end: " Failed to create the specified relationship class". Can you tell me why? Thanks, Ligia Sorry I ...
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Subtypes in ArcGIS

I've created a subtype field in my attribute table, but now I want to change the codes. How do I do that? ArcCatalog doesn't enable editing my subtype. Thanks for help.
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How to distinguish between File and Personal Geodb workspace?

I am looking for a way - given an IWorkspace object - to check if it was created from a Personal-GDB or a File-GDB. I tried using IWorkspace.WorkspaceFactory to check if it's an instance of e.g. ...
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Opening File GDB in Samba throws exception - but only in VS2010 debug mode

I'm accessing a file geodatabase through a mapped network drive pointing to a unix machine running Samba. When I start the app from within VS2010, I get a COM exception when I attempt to open the ...
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How to switch to a GDB created in the middle of a script

EDIT: Here's my full script and hopefully a better way of explaining what I need done: #Import import arcpy, sys, os # Set environment settings arcpy.env.workspace = sys.argv[1] inFiles = ...
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What are Esri Geodatabases?

What are the various formats/storage technologies which fall under the name Esri Geodatabase? What are the most important differences between them? and (briefly) what are the mainstream means to ...
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How to access file geodatabase in Qgis? [duplicate]

How does one access data from an Esri file geodatabase in Quantum GIS? I've seen snippets of conversation that indicate it's possible with qgis 1.7+ and gdal 1.9+ but no clear recipe. I recognize ...