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You need to finish the polygon's construction with double click, right-click>Finish Sketch or F2 before saving edits.


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I'm not sure why you got no warning message. My machine prompts me with the typical Windows message of "Are you sure you want to delete this? Yes/No" if I use the delete key on anything. In fact if I delete a folder (not a geodatabase or any kind of individual file, feature class, etc.) using the key, it does send it to the Recycle Bin. I'm on 10.2 on Win 7 ...


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Unfortunately, I think pulling out a backup is your only hope but you can also vote for an ArcGIS Idea entitled ArcCatalog Recycle Bin. I know that this is not ArcCatalog but when using the Delete tool of ArcGIS Pro: Deleting a folder moves the folder to the system Recycle Bin, where it can be restored or permanently deleted.


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Sounds like the original model was developed in ArcMap. If you look at the syntax section of the help for the Select Layer By Attribute tool it explicitly states the data type of the input layer to be a feature layer or table view. If you are running your model from ArcCatalog and navigating to the dataset in the folder then you are accessing the source data ...


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I found what looks to be the solution to this from Thomas Brown at the old ArcGIS Discussion Forums: Once a topology dataset is register as versioned, you must perform the validation within ArcMap while editing. Simply add your topology to ArcMap (as the DEFAULT version or any other), add your topology toolbar, start editing and click the ...


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Right-click anywhere in the gray area where menus or buttons would be at the top, or even on a button if you have any toolbars showing. Choose the Customize option, and in the resulting box you should be able to turn the Main Menu back on, from which as jbchurchill notes you can turn the Catalog Tree back on from the Windows dropdown menu. If for some ...


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Go to the "Windows" menu. They are in there.


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You can recover items deleted via ArcCatalog if they are backed up/synced on Google Drive. I ran a test on a folder called "temp_test_ajp" with a shapefile called "temp_ajp_polyline". Data was safe and sound after I restored it. Open Google Drive > Trash > Restore from trash (see screen shot).


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At the suggestion of Chris W I'll post the comments as an answer in case it helps others in the future. Make sure that there are no other connections to the shapefile you are trying to change. Schema changes require and exclusive lock, which means no one except you can be looking at the shapefile and even then you must only be looking at the shapefile from ...


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I don't know of a way to do what you want, but I would suggest turning on the System Protection capability on Windows. It's saved me a couple times. If the folder you deleted was inside another folder, right click on it and check the Previous Versions tab. Find an older date and click on the Open button. Maybe you'll get lucky and System Protection was ...


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First open up ArcToolbox. Then there are two possible tools you can use (both in the Data Management / Projections and Transformations toolbox), depending on the specific situation: To define the projection, use the Define Projection tool. Do this when: no projection is currently assigned, or the current projection is incorrect (e.g., data should be in ...


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I would suggest you avoid procedures that are documented as being "legacy" when working with new databases. Cross-database queries in SQL-Server are inefficient, and should be avoided as general practice, but if you really want to create such a view, the table should have a native geometry type (GEOMETRY or GEOGRAPHY). Then all you need to do is register ...


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Unfortunately, the only way to show the description for the map document in 10.3 is to use the Catalog window in ArcCatalog while having the Description tab enabled: By clicking the map document you want to learn more about, the Description tab will be updated based on what parameters you have edited for the map document. Another workaround is to use the ...


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If you create a model in the model builder function, you can see the % completed bar. I like to do this when processing large amounts of data so I can monitor the progress. Results Window should do the same thing but doesn't.


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Start ArcCatalog window and implement your mentioned method on the ArcCatalog Screen. I've showed at the square. Good Luck.


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Try right clicking on the feature class then clicking on manage, then locks, and try disconnecting the user.


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This documentation gives a pretty good description of what each node is for, and it confirms what you mentioned. The Database Server node is for creating the geodatabase and administrative tasks (for SQL Server Express), and the Database Connection node is for creating/editing/viewing data. A quick tour of setting up and using database servers Anyone ...


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My experience has been that the Database Server node is explicitly for use of connecting to spatially enabled "Express" editions of RDBMS where as the Database Connection Node is used to conect to Enterprise RDBMS like SQL or Oracle (spatially enabled or not). What are Database Servers Quick Tour of Administering SDE gdbs


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The issue here is that for features that participate in a Geodatabase Topology or Geometric Network all changes must be enclosed in an edit operation... direct quote: Situations requiring edit sessions The following includes some dataset types that can only be edited within an edit session: Feature classes participating in a topology Feature classes ...


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There are some definite known limitations regarding using shapefiles, but if you are looking to consistently use large datasets with too many features for a shapefile, I'd see if merging the shapefiles into a feature class in a File Geodatabase would work with your workflow as geodatabases are much more efficient at handling large datasets. Additionally, as ...


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My suspicion is that your Normal.gxt has become corrupted and that you should consider deleting it (after making a backup copy first). This is described in a very old Technical Article: Corrupted Normal.gxt file generates 'FATAL ERROR'. There is useful information about this under Changing your application's appearance back to the factory settings: ...


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I've had the same experience - you can't edit ISO 19139 metadata from within the ArcCatalog (I'm using Arc 10.2). You select a metadata profile that you want to use, and when creating the metadata in the catalog is saves it in the ArcGIS metadata format. Then you export your metadata using that profile (i.e. to ISO), and can validate the ISO record against a ...


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No, it is not possible. A map service will always have MapServer enabled because it is the core property. Feature Access and others (such as KML, Mobile, Network Analysis etc.) is just additional capabilities which you can enable when needed. So, there is no such service as "Feature Service" (even though this term became widely used); there is only "Map ...


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Right click your table in the "Table of Contents" click "Display XY Data." Choose whichever fields map to X, Y, and Z, then choose your coordinate system. Right click the event layer, and export to your desired location.


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I took a closer look and actually the data wasn't truncated. It's just that some values are bigger (1477701) and others are smaller (203071). I thought I had a truncation issue when I saw the smaller values in the first page of the DBF and the large values from a segment of the attribute table of the shapefile they are supposed to match. On a different note ...


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If the suggestion offered by @GisGe to delete the Normal.mxt and, and/or a system reboot, and if necessary, an uninstall/reinstall of ArcGIS for Desktop fail to resolve this for you, then my recommendation is to contact Esri Technical Support. However, I will be surprised if a symptom like this were able to survive an uninstall/reinstall.


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When the ArcMap window dissapears that's not the end, ArcMap.exe is still running - doing some housekeeping: writing back to the Normal, updating symbol libraries and so on. If anything interrupts these processes ArcMap will still be present (and locking) and the process may hang... therein lies your problem. In a normal situation the end of the ArcMap.exe ...


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When using Drive for Desktop, Google Drive folders are automatically synced and a desktop.ini file is placed in every folder. File geodatabases are actually just a folder and therefore get the desktop.ini file. This corrupts the file geodatabase. I believe you can uncorrupt the file by copying the .gdb folder locally then deleting the desktop.ini file. Our ...


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Deleting the normal.gxt file worked for me. Only problem is that with our locked down SOE (Win 7)(state government) the file was in the "\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\ESRI\Desktop10.2\ArcCatalog" folder (the \Application Data folder is locked down). Eventually found the right file by doing a global search on C:.



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