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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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arcpy - how to check if a domain contains a particular coded value?

How can I check if a domain contains a particular coded value? How to check if domain already exists? shows how to verify whether a domain exists in a geodatabase. However, I can't see how to check ...
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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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Register as versioned with move edits to base - when not to?

What limitations do I get, when I chose to register as versioned with the option to move edits to base?
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How to export 1.5 million records from File Geodatabase to Microsoft Access table

I have a table that I want to export from arcmap that has around 1.5 million records. I need to import it into access. Now every time I have tried to export it into a format that access will read, ...
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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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Convert Oracle schema to GeoDatabase using Direct Connect only

Either this is a gap in the documentation or I'm really missing something! I know that I can direct connect to an SDE GeoDatabase without needing ArcSDE to be installed on the database server, but I ...
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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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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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What is the best practice for data management? [duplicate]

I have always been curious how other folks are storing their spatial data. Outside of an enterprise environment where much data is stored in enterprise geodatabases, is it better to store data per ...
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ArcGIS fails to import all records from huge CSV file to file geodatabase table despite being within FGDB table size limits

I'm using ArcGIS 10.0 on Windows 7 64-bit with 4GB of RAM. I have some very large tables in CSV format to import to ArcGIS, they all have about 30 fields, upwards of 5 million records per table (a ...
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Can we create relationship classes based on a geometric network?

I have a point Feature Class and a polyline Feature class which I connected in a geometric network. I also need to connect them logically. In my theoretical model, an edge is defined by the two points ...
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How do I convert many .dxf files to one gdb file?

I am using ArcView and ArcCatalog 9.2 with the Data Interoperability extension and I have 159 .dxf files that are comprised of 6 files; a dessin DAO, an annotation DAO, a multipatch DAO; a point DAO, ...
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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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How is IValidate.GetInvalidRules supposed to work?

we are currently trying to programmatically validate features against geodatabase-defined rules. This includes attribute rules as well as connectivity and relationship rules. We have consulted the ...
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How do I start to debug COM error “HRESULT E_FAIL” for TableToGeodatabase geoprocessing tool?

I've got some code that creates a table using OLEDB connections to an access table. I want to convert this table to a Geodatabase table, so I ask a question How do I convert an access table to a ...
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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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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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How to reorder fields (permanently) in a file geodatabase

Using ArcGIS 10.0, is it possible to reorder the fields in a file geodatabase, and have the order persisted to the database? We considered exporting to XML, and writing a parser to change the field ...
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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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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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Using SQL replication to replicate Geodatabases (in stead of ArcGIS replicas) [closed]

Given two geodatabases (A and B) in SQL Server (Express) is it possible to replicate from A to B using SQL Server replication instead of using Esri's geodatabase replication?
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Are these 9.2 CASE tools instructions still valid using ArcGIS 10.1?

The Using CASE tools in ArcGIS 10 document links to some older documentation at Building geodatabases with case tools, which specifically mentions ArcGIS 9.2 throughout. Are these instructions still ...
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Why my 'add basemap' data seems taking too long to upload the maps in ArcGIS? [closed]

Can i know the easiest way or any other way to upload Big maps hybrid from add basemap in ARcGIS 10? because it seems taking quite a long time to upload the map like around more than 1 hour and still ...
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One-way ArcGIS replication copying __ATTACH tables instead of base tables

I'm trying to get one-way replication working in ESRI ArcGIS 10. Here's a quick summary of the steps I followed: Open map in ArcMap with the relevant data layers I want to replicate Choose Create ...
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How to open a file geodatabase with tables and relationships in QGIS?

How can I open or connect to an ESRI file geodatabase in QGIS? I don't want to only see the features (shapes), I want to make sure that tables and relationships are opened correctly, too. Thanks in ...
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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 ...