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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Feature Class Extents Changed After Import

I have been tasked with editing the attributes and fixing geometry of a feature class in a shared geodatabase. The feature class is not in a feature dataset. I decided to export the feature class ...
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Plugin Workspace: when to close an OleDbDataReader?

I'm developing a plugin workspace for ArcGIS. Internally, the plugin uses an OleDBconnection. All of the sample code I see seems to stress the importance of closing and disposing the connection. ...
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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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Domains can only be delete or modified by the owner?

Arcmap States that "When a new domain is created, the owner of that domain—that is, the user who created it—is recorded. Only the owner of an attribute domain can delete or modify it." So say for ...
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Problem looking at tables within ESRI geodatbase

I installed the most recent OSGeo4W with QGIS 1.8.0 and GDAL 1.9.2 on my Windows 7 PC. I can load an ESRI geodatabase (.gdb file) and I can get the window "Select vector layers to add". When I click ...
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Why does ESRI Geodatabase Replica “Schema Compare” not identify changes?

I've made some schema changes (new fields to existing FCs), and would like to replicate the changes to the child. While importing schema to the child database (which is the destination for a ...
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Importing existing data model into geodatabase [closed]

How can I integrate an existing ArcGIS datamodel like Arc Marine into my geodatabase? I dont have schematics in my ArcGIS 9.3.1.
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How to load mdb geodatabases in QGIS for MAC?

I've been unsuccessfully looking for a way to add data from a .mdb geodatabase into QGIS for mac. Using the add vector layer, .mdb is not available in the filetypes, and in the database connection I ...
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To Use or Not to Use Relationship Classes?

I am building a government database from a massive amount of data. Now I am following the standard approach of the ESRI Local Government Data Model, but modified to fits the needs and wants of a ...
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How to apply schema changes on Esri geodatabase two-way replica set?

I have an Esri geodatabase two-way replica set. I need to update the schema on both databases in the replica set. Esri describes doing this using ArcGIS schema tools (compare/export/import replica ...
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How to import ESRI geodatabase into QGis? (GIS beginner's question…) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get “.GDB” (Esri File Geodatabase) support in Quantum GIS (osgeo4w - qgis) First, I would like to apologize as I know that this topic has already got a lot of ...
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Symbology levels are ignored in ArcGIS 10

I have a problem migrating from a ArgGIS 9.3 to a 10 geodatabase (both sde and file gdb). The symbology levels stored in the 9.3 database are not transferred. When migrated to ArcGIS 10.0, ...
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Can you create feature classes with the same name in different feature dataset

I've searched but can't seem to find any info on this which is surprising as this should be an easy one to answer. I'm using ArcGIS 9.3 and trying to create a feature class called 'cadastre' in ...
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Change Which FeatureClass a RelationshipClass Points at

When you use ArcGIS' Project tool it creates a new featureclass. This is awesome, unless the featureclass you projected had been related to twenty-some tables. All of those relationships still point ...
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Create ESRI ArcSDE Connection File (.sde) using Python/ArcPy at the ArcView license level?

Is there an alternative way to create ArcSDE connections in ArcGIS 10.0 using Python at the ArcView license level? I need to create 4 separate connection files for a MXD SDE data source re-point tool. ...
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Unable to delete .lock files within geodatabase using Python

I am having problems with lock files while deleting and copying geodatabases for backup purposes. print "Now backing up your Geodatabase" distutils.dir_util.remove_tree ...
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How to Add FileGDB driver to PyGDAL installation

I installed ArcGIS 10.0 and it installed Python 2.6.5 with it. Later, I installed pyGDAL using the windows installer within that Python installation. I cannot find a specific place where GDAL is ...
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How to split Relationship Class privileges between different users while maintaining referential integrity?

I am using a relationship class to maintain a one-to-many relationship between material sites (under Engineering's purview) and the material sites' sample status and content (under Materials' ...
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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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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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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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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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mapserver ESRI personal geodabase.mdb

I´m trying to read ESRI personal geodabase.mdb through OGR.I have my driver "PGeo" but when I write ogrinfo INFLOR090812.mdb I have this bug ERROR 1: Unable to initialize ODBC connection to DSN ...
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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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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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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?