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.

  • 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..
    Jun 30 '15 at 14:06

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.


This is the official ESRI documentation on Editing.

These are the provided Editing tutorials.

  • 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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