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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ArcGIS, clip issue when using a PGDB

When I clip PolylineMZ feature class inside a Personal Geodatabase it gives odd results for vertices. Vertices are horizontally shifted and do not corespond with original. When I do this in .shp, ...
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SDE Topology dirty areas don't go away

Just looking for an explanation on SDE Topology dirty areas that don't go away. My workflow involves editing a version of SDE data, then once finished I use the Validate Topology in Current Extent ...
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Why “DataBase Connections” mapped to “Dataset DataBase Connections” in ArcCatalog?

I am trying to Export data from a geodatabase by a existed sde file(created by ArcCatalog), the Error Messges: Executing: ExportCAD 'DataBase Connections\Connection to ...
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How is the default label field chosen by ArcMap?

I have 2 questions: I know how to manually go to Layer Properties>Labels tab>Label Field and choose my label field. I also know that I could set up my primary label field and save the setting as a ...
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How to convert high precision dataset to low precision

A high precision dataset was loaded from a file geodatabase into arcsde 9.3.1. The dataload was achieved by copy/paste in ArcCatalog. A custom tool (arcobjects) that extracts from the dataset to a ...
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How to Create and Rotate Raster Dataset using ArcObjects?

I'm following the "How to create a raster dataset" tutorial: http://help.arcgis.com/en/sdk/10.0/arcobjects_net/conceptualhelp/index.html#//000100000464000000 The questions are: 1) How can I create ...
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How to merge several tables/feature classes into single geodatabase object in ArcObejcts?

My project is ArcGis extension, which uses a specific set of tables and feature classes. I want that this structure to behave like single geodatabase object, so user cannot delete part of it's schema. ...
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Automated geodatabase replication with offline editors

I would like to design an application that would use an SDE database with simple features and a geometric network. That geodatabase would then be replicated out to any number of personal geodatabases ...
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Can I update features in an SDE database from python without using an ArcEditor License?

I have a non spatial data set that I would like to keep sync'ed in SDE as a spatial set. So I would like to be able to insert, update, and delete without using one of my two ArcEditor licenses since ...
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Converting Microsoft Visio 2007 .vsd file to xml workspace document (without the macro)

I was just editing my geodatabase schema in Microsoft Visio and noticed that it is the new 2007 version, rather than 2003 which had a handy export tool, therefore I downloaded the ESRIExportToXML ...
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Issues with large datasets

I am trying to run an Intersect process in arcgis 10 sp 3 with 2 file sets (aspect and slope) from up to a 1m DEM across an area of 65,000sq km. The aspect has 9,930,384 records and the slope has ...
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Attribute Indexes ArcSDE 9.3.1 for Attribute Joins on GUID field types

I create my joins on primary/foreign keys that are guids...I don't seem to be able to create an index on this field in my target table. After joining to this table it takes 4 minutes to open the ...
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Why does Erase give ERROR 999999 (Error executing function Invalid Topology Negative point valence)?

I am getting the following error when I try to erase a set of data from a file within a gdb. Any idea on what to do? I have done repair geometry multiple times on the input/erase datasets. I have 16GB ...
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Understand and use user provided file structure

I have at my disposal a folder with data provided to me by a person that knows nothing about GIS. I have the impression that its file structure was generated by some esri desktop product. I have only ...
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Moving data from columns in a table to rows by a key field?

I would like to shift data found in a column to a row by Key field. I have a table, within a geodatabase, set up similar to what's below. KEY_ Value 123 Yellow 123 Blue 456 Red 456 ...
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Is PPDM Lite still available as a Geodatabase template?

I have been looking for a Geodatabase template that conforms to the PPDM Lite standard and believe that one was previously available here. However, that page no longer exists and no Geodatabase ...
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Adding rows of data to a non-spatial table in ArcMap with a SDE SQL Server for Metadata purposes

I'm attempting to use several non-spatial tables to better organize the large set of feature classes I continually add to a SDE Geodatabase (SQL Server Express). So I have several tables setup and ...
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Trouble importing Feature Classes into Feature Datasets

I'm sure there must be a simple reason for this but I can't seem to be able to import a shp file or a feature class from another file or sde geodatabase into a Feature Dataset without getting an ...
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How to import/copy geodatabase schema from multiple tables to a single table

I have an existing ArcGIS 10 geodatabase which has a complicated schema containing multiple tables and joins, and I wish to simplify this for faster web delivery. For example, Featureclass1 is ...
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Geometry storage type in geodatabase Oracle 9i with SDE 9.3.1

How do I identify what geometry storage type is being used with a specific geodatabase? Thanks.
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How to update the length property of a feature class field?

I have a feature class with a string field that I want to update the length from 10 to 25. Is there a way or a tool to update this property without having to create a new field and using field ...
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Versioning with ArcSDE - Is it possible to cancel or reject edits once they've been posted?

I am using ArcGIS 9.3.1 and attempting to work with an SDE geodatabase (with one polygon feature class) that has already been registered as versioned. I'm new to versioning and am still trying to ...
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How to let ArcGIS Server see related records in a geodatabase

I have an ArcSDE geodatabase which contains multiple relationship classes. If I add this layer to ArcMap, the relationship is automatically applied (eg, the Identify dialog allows me to drill-down to ...
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Exporting layer selection to a file GDB

I have over sixty layers in a map. These are all grouped by categories. I am trying to figure out the best way to export all the layers for a given selection to a file geodatabase and also maintain ...
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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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For a ESRI Geodatabase Feature Class, which table holds the spatial reference?

For a shapefile, the spatial reference / coordinate system information is held in the .prj file. I would like to know which file or table in a geodatabase holds the equivalent information for a ...
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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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How to migrate GDB data into PostGIS without ESRI apps?

Can you tell me how I can load geodatabase data into PostGIS without having to install ESRI apps? The solution I found online talked about using ArcGIS to convert GDB to SHP and then importing SHP to ...
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subtypes vs domains

No luck on the Esri forums, so I thought I would try here. I was trying to determine the best way to standardize my attribute table. I thought first I would just use a coded value domain but I am ...
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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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Intersecting with Geodatabase.ISpatialFilter - no results

I'm trying to intersect two layers and get resulting features with the following code I've written: ESRI.ArcGIS.Geodatabase.ISpatialFilter spatialFilter = new ...
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.Net Solution Structure for ArcObjects and Geodatabase programming

OK - I understand that this is a bit subjective - but you're the best community forum I've got! So, we are talking about starting a fresh customisation for ArcGIS or a Windows app using Engine. I ...
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How to store large amounts of text in an SDE table

I need to store a lot of text in a field in an SDE registered business table (an ITable, not a featureclass) - let's say 10,000 words roughly. I am using Oracle 10g and ArcSDE 9.1. I am programming ...
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How to use the ISpatialFilter interface with ArcGIS 10.1?

From what I've heard till now: 1) ArcGIS from version 10.1 and forth will only support http connections: local connections will not be supported any longer. 2) The code ESRI.ArcGIS.Carto.IMapServer ...
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Does File Geodatabase performance degrade as it fills up?

I'm having a memory leak issue. Upon investigating this more, it seems the file based geodatabase I write to in a loop, is growing very large, and as it grows, it significantly degrades the ...
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How to create a 9.3 file geodatabase with ArcObjects SDK for ArcGIS 10?

In ArcGIS 10 I could use the Create File GDB geoprocessing tool to create a 9.3 file geodatabase or the Create Personal GDB geoprocessing tool to create a 9.3 personal geodatabase. But I cant't find a ...
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Is there any place in which I can find a list of invalid database characters for ArcGIS 10?

Relating to my question about the split tool here, as suggested I ask a new question: is there any place with a list of invalid characters to use in a database in ArcGIS 10? edit: It is in relation ...
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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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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 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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Is there a performance hit from using a Feature Dataset?

I vaguely remember being taught not to use a Feature Dataset to make things "look neat" in the database, and that the Feature Dataset should only be used when there was some sort of spatial ...
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Changing a coded Domain to no codes

If we have coded domains in the geodatabase model, what are any disadvantages to changing the codes to the Description. For example: Existing Coded Domain: Code, Description 1, Single Family ...
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Determining ESRI File Geodatabase release version?

Is there any method in Python, ArcObjects, or the File GDB API for determining the release version (9.3, 10.0, etc.) of a file geodatabase? There is a need to find all of our shared 10.0 version file ...
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manipulate file geodatabase like an access personal geodatabase?

Is there any way to interface with features, but more specifically their attributes, in a file geodatabase like you can in a personal geodatabase? Frequently I will just open a personal geodatabase ...
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FME API Module null?

I try to convert my geodatabase to Excel. And i have a strange message: FME API version of module 'XLS_ADO' matches current internal version (3.6 20101014) Trying to find a DYNAMIC plugin ...
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How to read a feature table empty with FME / Python?

I would like to convert a feature table Geodatabase (empty) to MapInfo, but my feature table is empty. I would like to write the schema of feature table in MapInfo file. Is it possible to force the ...
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Read feature table with FME / Python

I try to convert a feature table Geodatabase to MapInfo with FME / Python But each test, my application crash. There is no geometry in my feature table in file geodatabase. Why my application crashes ...
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Problem reprojecting data from personal geodatabase using QGIS

I have a dataset in the form of a personal geodatabase (mdb) and am interested in using certain feature classes for further processing. My problem is - I am using USGS data orthoimagery which comes ...
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ArcCatalog 10.0 complains that spatial references don't match between a feature dataset and a feature class that have the same coordinate system?

I have a feature dataset that is using the GCS_WGS_1984 as the geographic coordinate system. It includes a few feature classes. This feature dataset is itself in a file geodatabase that contains a ...
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FME Feature Type with Python

Here, the python for create a list of feature type but.... import sys from pyfme import * try: log=FMELogfile("shapeToTAB.log") log.log("Opening reader",FME_INFORM) ...