This should be kind of easy but I'm looking for a best practice scenario. I just tried adding 14 points from a point shapefile into another layer in our ArcSDE database. I assumed the layer in SDE was also a point file since it displays as such. I got an error saying there were no files with the appropriate geometry to paste into. I looked and the geometry type of the SDE layer is listed as "Point" but the feature type is "Simple". I inherited this database so I don't know how the layer was created. Is this "simple" geometry something like an event theme (e.g. was it likely just created from a spreadsheet?)?
More importantly, how should I proceed to get the new points from my shapefile into this "Simple geometry" layer?
I also learned just now that the input shapefile has z and m values so I'm exploring stripping those off using "Environment Settings" and the "Copy Features" too.