ESRI geodatabase is a particular database schema designed by ESRI for managing "layers", "versioning", "topology" and other ESRI application specific storage requirements.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

12
votes
1answer
279 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
73 views

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, ...
1
vote
0answers
539 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
365 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
320 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
325 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
163 views

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?
1
vote
1answer
243 views

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?
2
votes
0answers
887 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
530 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
318 views

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 ...
4
votes
4answers
6k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
895 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
127 views

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#.
1
vote
2answers
220 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
985 views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
5k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
4k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
446 views

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 ...
4
votes
0answers
364 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
57 views

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 ...
11
votes
3answers
4k views

Exporting arcgis features with attachments, for outside ArcGIS

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
4answers
694 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
8k views

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? ...
1
vote
1answer
341 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
4k views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
868 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
96 views

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?
2
votes
1answer
395 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Creating unique IDs for file geodatabase using ArcGIS for Desktop?

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
340 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
342 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
437 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
499 views

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.
2
votes
4answers
1k views

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. ...
1
vote
0answers
163 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
586 views

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 = ...
17
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
19
votes
2answers
20k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
973 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
433 views

Shapes of this entity type not allowed in this layer when CreateFeature() is called

I have the following code that calls on a remote geodatabase server. Everything is connected and working, but when I try to add a point and use featureclass.CreateFeature();, it shuts down. At first ...
1
vote
0answers
292 views

Does anyone know a script to make annotation & point data remain constant regardless of scale

I have a series of maps to create for a project (30+ maps). The maps will be at varying scales (roughly between 1:1000 and 1:6000). I have a geodatabase containing various annotation and point ...
0
votes
1answer
355 views

How to update raster or feature layers being used by ArcGIS Server by a Model

I have a mxd file that contains a few raster and feature layers that was published by ArcGIS Server as a map service. Meanwhile, a model was created to update the contents of the raster and feature ...
4
votes
2answers
450 views

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 ...