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I am looking for some information about Editing in ArcSDE in a PDF or online that I would like to read about. I came to the USDA's Forest Service from the USDA NRCS and NRCS does not have ArcSDE. The US Forest Service is currently using their ArcSDE and I need to learn how it works.

We have Citrx for ArcGIS 10.2.2 and also have ArcGIS 10.2.2 on our PC as well.

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  • Yes, SDE is a whole new ball park, not like editing a shapefile. Be very careful with geoprocessing that you don't send the results back to SDE (unless you really want to). A very wise decision to 'read the manual' before getting into it. Jun 29 '15 at 21:46
  • The Forest Service has a number of internal resources for education and policy as well.
    – Vince
    Jun 29 '15 at 22:50
  • @Vince Yes I am well aware of that. They have course that I signed it up but won't be until August. That is the reason I am trying to get information to plan ahead..
    – PROBERT
    Jun 30 '15 at 14:06
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I recommend reviewing About editing ArcSDE geodatabases which leads into:

explains the process of editing a version; reconciling; resolving conflicts; and, finally, posting the changes into the target version.

Editing nonversioned data that is stored in an ArcSDE geodatabase is the equivalent of performing standard database transactions.

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This is the official ESRI documentation on Editing.

These are the provided Editing tutorials.

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  • These pages all seem to be about generic editing tasks that are more targeted to single user workflows (shapefiles, file/personal geodatabases) when the asker says that he is looking for "information about Editing in ArcSDE".
    – PolyGeo
    Jun 30 '15 at 6:02
  • This dichotomy exists because the editing isn't different, just the time when edits appear in the base table.
    – Vince
    Jun 30 '15 at 12:00

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