I believe this issue is is part of a bigger problem causing an issue with an arcpy script that I am trying to have run periodically to load data into ArcSDE feature classes using Append_management.
I have an ArcSDE database in SQL Server. From a .sde connection inside of the catalog pane in ArcMap (10.2). When connected as a user, it shows the feature classes that they can access as dbname.user.featureclass.
For instance mygeodatabase.FCowner.WaterLines , each feature class in the sde database looks like this, as expected. However when I drag the feature class into my mxd map area, the table of contents will say "WaterLines", then another featureclase might come into the .mxd as "mygeodatabase.FCowner.WaterPoints"
Can anyone explain to me why this is? I'm not even sure if this is coming into play with the bigger issue I am having.