Say I have DatabaseA, which isn't structured in a way that allows me to reference it as a geodatabase in ArcGIS. Fields have to be renamed, geometry added, etc. etc.
Now, it seems to me that what I should do is create a geodatabase, and then replicate the data from DatabaseA into what will be the new DatabaseB. Of course there is the Create Enterprise Geodatabase tool, but I still need to get DatabaseA information into it.
Would it make sense to create a database view from DatabaseA, have it set to automatically populate/append into DatabaseB, and then have ArcGIS connected to DatabaseB (the created geodatabase), or am I missing some of the workflow here?