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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Is there any way to write a snipet of code with function of “SDELayer -o register” command

I try to create a geodatabase using some SQL command and then register some tables of it with SDE. I create an empty geodatabase using sde post installation and then create tables and other database ...
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How to get a list of features from FME? Python?

I would like to get a list of geodatabase feature tables from FME. Is it possible with Python? Or another transformer? Thanks.
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How to import/export geographic information (gml or csv file) to geodatabase?

I am searching for C#/Java libraries that can import and export geographic information (gml/csv file formats) from and to geodatabases. If not yet available, is there other way to do this task? Any ...
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How to list feature classes with active “attribute domains”?

I have an Esri file geodatabase with attribute domains defined. I need to delete some of the attribute domains but can't because "The domain is used by an attribute rule.". How might I discover which ...
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Locks not being released in Linux held File Geodatabases

We have a system with 2 SOC servers, and one SOM server, acting on a shared storage area. We have had performance issues for years, and believe we have worked out why. There are several file ...
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How do I render data quicker in Arcmap?

Is there a way around to speed up the data into ArcMap ? When I converted the raster to polygon and some data would load up quicker and some other load slow. I am wondering if I could add the spatial ...
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difference between Simple and Attributed relationship classes?

In the esri geodatabase, what is the difference between Simple and Attributed relationship classes?
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Data storage shared with co-worker [closed]

I would like to ask anyone out there who knows of a good free website that allows me to upload my gis data files to co-worker. Each project I am working on are quite large and would need to upload 1 ...
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Record Date and User for an edited feature

The client has a Feature Class in SDE 9.3.1. When a feature in the feature class is edited the client wants to automatically record the date/time and who edited it in the feature class attributes. ...
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Can I store an ArcObject inside a BLOB or XML field?

I'm having this crazy idea here...Is it possible to store an ESRI object inside a blob field inside a geodatabase? If not, perhaps a serialized XML representation? I'm thinking about storing ...
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Can spatial data in Oracle be imported into SQL server?

Oracle supports spatial data and so does SQL Server. What are the things to consider if we have to migrate spatial data from Oracle to SQL Server? Are there any features in Oracle that are not there ...
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Can you create a ArcGIS 9.3 esri-geodatabase in ArcGIS 10?

Dooes anyone know if it's possible to create a v9.3 geodatabase from ArcGIS 10? Opening them is not a problem, but I haven't found a way to create one without going back to 9.3 and doing it there.
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Looking for good resources for batch files in relation to databases/geodatabases

I hesitated a bit before asking this, as it isn't necessarily a GIS specific question, though I'm using it to update geodatabases. I have found plenty of hits on a Google search, but frankly, many of ...
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Can a Geometric network be hosted in a Spatial Data Service?

I'm wanting to deploy a geometric network to Sql Azure, where clients can trace through it. The Spatial Data Services Deployment Utility allows me to deploy each featureclass from a geometric network ...
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Running ARCgis 9.3.1 and 10.0 on the same machine

I have the full installation Media for 10 (9.3/SQL05 already loaded). And two editor licenses (one loaded and a new license file). What manner of wizardry is involved in getting around the conflict ...
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Images in map layouts

I wanted to place some images in my map layout but I found that images are not embedded in the MXD files so now, after I deleted them, I've lost the graphics and have to do them again. Is here any ...
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topology rules for structuring topology data to get line feature as topoparent in topology graph

i Created topology graph of a polygon feature and i copied geometry of topology edges into line feature class,and topology nodes into point feature class i created topology layer containing ...
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IFeatureWorkspace.CreateFeatureClass() error

I am trying to read a csv file straight into a set of new feature classes within a new file geodatabase, but I am getting the following stack trace when it fails: Attempted to read or write ...
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Dealing with empty feature classes in a ArcGIS 9.3.1 Python script

I have a script that goes over all the feature classes within a geodatabase (in ArcGIS 9.3.1) and copies them. The problem (as far as I can understand) is that when the script goes to a empty feature ...
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VB code for automatic refresh in arcmap with timer?

We have a shapefile of electrial network.The SCADA data of the electrical network is stored in oracle 10g express edition.We have to link oracle table with the arcmap and automatically refresh the map ...
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Trouble creating a query table

I need to join one feature class and one table. This is a one to multiple join, therefore, my only option seems to be by creating a query table. My problem is that the fields I want to join do not ...
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Accessing PAT,NAT of coverages using arcobjects

I want to access the polygon attribute table (PAT) and node attribute table (NAT) of an arcgis coverage using arcobjects VBA, is this possible?
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How to create Stored Procedure in versioned SDE_SQLServer geodatabase using DDL?

I've almost used SQL server_SDE geodatabases for 3 years in GIS projects and I don't know how can I create a stored procedure in geodatabase.I use ESRI case tool to create a geodatabase in ...
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What is the best way to host a GeoDatabase on an ArcGISServer?

I have a simple Geodatabase in access format. I'd really like to host this database on an ArcGIS server through one of their services. The idea is that my users would be able to connect to this ...
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How to access an ArcGIS 9.3 geodatabase from 9.2?

If I'm using ArcGIS 9.2 is it possible to access a feature class from a geodatabase that was created by ArcGIS 9.3? If not are there any other ways to access the data?
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When is it better to use 64 bit File GDB access?

The beta 2 release File Geodatabase API includes 64 bit support. Esri says arcobjects is still the "preferred" method to interact with the file gdb. However, arcobjects has no 64 bit support. ...
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FileGDB open API and tools based on it

As we know esri shared their library which makes it possible to work with FileGDB format without using ArcObjects. So the question is what kind of applications could be created in order to help GIS ...
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how to write Topology Graph Edges geometry to polyline feature class

i have created topologygraph of a polygon feature . and iwant individual ids of polylines i want to write Topology Graph Edges geometry to new polyline feature class any samples OR documentation ...
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Is it possible to maintain primary keys on versioned featureclasses without arcobjects code?

Since it is not a good idea to use ObjectIDs as primary keys in relationships, some other column will need to be used. Is it possible to use DBMS sequences to populate primary key columns in ...
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Modeling a GeoDatabase for whole world

My recent assignment is to model a multi-user geodatabase for the whole world using the ESRI platform. This geodatabase contains administrative layers and topographic layers. The schema is to be ...
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What are spatial and attribute indexes?

What is the difference between a spatial index and an attribute index. What are their purposes?
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When is it safe to use ObjectIDs as keys in a relationship class?

I've always avoided using ObjectIDs when defining relationship classes. It is my understanding that some actions on a geodatabase will re-set objectIDs (like import/export). However I do see a lot ...
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What is the difference between FID and OID

What is the main difference between OID and FID in ESRI software?
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Getting line FID from polygon ITopologyGraph

I want to export polygon Arc list to txt file for that I created topologygraph for personal geodatabase feature class (polygon) using ITopologyGraph::build. I got polygon FIDs but I am not getting ...
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What qualifications should an auditor have if they plan on auditing a GIS?

Background summary: Various systems are being audited and GIS is the next to be audited. The initial kick-off for the audit was a meeting between me and a single auditor. Initially, I thought it was ...
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What is the maximum, allowable field length for a FacilityID field in a Cityworks geodatabase?

Over the past couple of months, I have seen a few esri-geodatabases and they seem to be either a text field with a length of 20 or 30. Is 30 the maximum field length? Clarification: The answer I'm ...
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how to grant permission in SDE geoDB,when layers are inside a geometric network

When I use sdetable command to grant pemission to a table that located in a SDE SQL server geodatabase it works properly,this table is a non-spatial table which is in geodatabase immediately,I mean ...
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How can a 9.2 user access a geodatabase created in 9.3?

I have a colleague that uses 9.2 and has access to our server in which I have multiple geodatabases that were created in 9.3. Is there any way for her to access the data?
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Data organization strategies for .csv and .shp

I'm organizing a large amount of data for a project and the data is stored in .csv format, with a code to relate each row to a polygon in a .shp. I was planning on converting the .csv data into .dbf ...
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Open Source Tool capable of reading Esri File Geodatabase (.gdb)?

I have an ESRI File Geodatabase (.gdb) file that I would like to convert to shapefile (or any other non-proprietary format). Are there any Open Source tools to do so?
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How do you create 9.3 version of a geodatabase in ArcMap 10?

Under the What's new for geodatabases in ArcGIS 10 Esri talks about an optional parameter that allows you to create a 9.3 GDB [GeoDataBase] in version 10. I can not find any other info. Any help on ...
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Is there a way to update the attribute table of a feature class with a query?

I have a layer with multi-polygon feature classes for states and provinces. The shape area for some features classes is < 0 causing the label to be position in odd locations. It seems that the ...
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How to re-enable coded value domain descriptions?

I have got a Personal Geodatabase with a feature class and several coded value domains. Domains are assigned to some of the attributes of said feature class. Domains are correctly defined and match ...
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What is ArcCatalog?

What is it, what does it do, and how is it related to geodatabases?
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What is the easiest way to copy a domain(and only the domain) between Esri geodatabases?

Sometimes I have the need to copy a domain(s) from one geodatabase to another (without the featureclass or table). In the past, I have accomplished this in a few different ways, but each method is ...
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Best practicies when employing a file geodatabase that is going to be used and edited by multiple users?

I have a file geodatabase that contains 3 feature classes in it and each feature class contains a lot of data that will be viewed and edited daily by 6 other users. I am looking for any advice from ...
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What is the proper way to backup an ESRI File Geodatabase that is published to ArcGIS Server?

I have an ESRI file geodatabase (v10) that is published to an arcgis server map service. When the service is running, the fGDB is locked. Do I need to stop the service to get a clean backup? Or, is ...
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How do I build a form within ArcMap?

I am building a file geodatabase using ArcGIS. The gdb is going to be distributed to dozens of 'stand alone' machines. End users are expected to populate the gdb with data. End users do have ArcGIS ...
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Geodatabase to PostGIS character encoding

Similar to another question I posted previously, I'm trying to import datasets from Esri geodatabases into a PostGIS database directly, and inside the data there are greek letters and symbols that are ...
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ESRI: ADF + Geodatabase

I'm a .NET Develop. I'm using ESRI / ADF and I have a problem whit some methods of Geodatabase. On the beginning of development I needed connect on GeoDB and execute queries. On this moment I got this ...