I have a need to be able to connect to and edit ArcSDE data in QGIS.

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I was able to get the sde-9.3/ogr_SDE.dll from the MapServer zip download and place it in C:\OSGeo4W64\bin\gdalplugins, but then what?

I've read I need to compile it, but how and with what?

I've read I need to create a vrt file.

Is there a tool that creates a vrt file or should I just open notepad and write one?

Then how do I add the vrt file to QGIS?

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  • did you make any progress with this? we're about to get ArcGIS for Server installed here and I've got several QGIS users that will need to view and edit data. We use both SQL and PostgreSQL databases. Thanks – mike Jul 1 '15 at 17:11
  • No, I tried but moved onto other things. – razor_nate Jul 6 '15 at 15:10
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    What database is your SDE in? If its SQL Server I can most likely help. We are able to connect to ArcSDE through the add MSSQL Spatial Layer connection. Just enter the database credentials and it should log in. Also what version of QGIS are you using? – mapman Nov 4 '15 at 15:24
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    Still need an answer to this? I have a way to make it work and can document it out for users. – MDHald Nov 12 '15 at 21:23
  • Sql Server Express 2008 and QGIS 2.4 – razor_nate Nov 19 '15 at 22:30