I couldn’t figure out why The ArcGIS Online fails to add a zipped “file geodatabase”, and gives the following message:

Invalid name ‘xxx.gdb’ found in input publish parameters

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Rename you Communities.gdb.zip into Communities.zip.

I tested it with Communities.gdb.zip, got same error. Without .gdb it works fine

  • Yes it worked fine, but don't you think that its a weird behavior and esri should do something about it. Sep 8, 2015 at 5:14

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