Is it possible to copy shapefiles to SDE geodatabases using ArcPy? I have tried using Copy_management, but it says that it cannot copy between different workspaces. Is there a different function that should be used, or perhaps a workaround?

  • try CopyFeatures
    – KHibma
    Aug 27, 2015 at 18:52
  • That's got it! Mind putting it in an answer so I can check it off?
    – Mike
    Aug 27, 2015 at 19:10

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Copy Features handles the conversion of file formats (shp into sde-fc like in your example) simply by what workspace has been defined in the output path.

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