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You need to install the SQL Server Native Client so that your client machine (your PC) can talk to SQL Server. To connect to a database or geodatabase in SQL Server from ArcGIS for Desktop, install the SQL Server native client on the ArcGIS for Desktop computer and create a connection file in the Catalog tree See Connect to SQL Server from ArcGIS ...


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ArcGIS, assuming you are browsing the data, doing edits, analysis and what not, needs virtually "continues" access to the database. Each zoom or pan request will trigger SQL statements send to the database to get the latest results. You are live on the database with ArcGIS Server (ArcSDE). If your administrator is not familiar with (ESRI) GIS and is ...



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