Using ArcGIS Pro 2.5 I can connect to our PostgreSQL/PostGIS database (9.6.15/2.3), but I cannot edit the features. In ArcGIS Pro I get the error message:

The enterprise database table is not registered with the Geodatabase. Edits cannot be made.

Can I use ArcGIS Pro 2.5 to connect to our PostgreSQL/PostGIS database to make revisions and edits to existing data?


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You can create connection in ArcGIS Pro to PostgreSQL.

You need to create a non-system role to be able to connect

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  • Is this for full edits or read-only?
    – Nico
    Mar 13, 2020 at 10:47
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    @Nico for editing, you require Enterprise Geodatabase ArcGIS Enterprise (Server) License.
    – Mapperz
    Mar 13, 2020 at 14:54
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    "Read-mostly" would be more accurate. ArcGIS clients use Esri's optimistic locking (versioned) editing model for the editing GUI. PostgreSQL stands alone among the Enterprise geodatabase RDBMS implementations, because you can use a non-geodatabase instance as a target for FeatureClassToFeatureClass, FeatureClassToGeodatabase, and most other utilities, so it's certainly not read-only. You can also edit non-EGDB tables with DA InsertCursor and UpdateCursor sessions, and submit arbitrary SQL with arcpy.ArcSDESQLExecute, which includes INSERT, UPDATE, and CREATE statements.
    – Vince
    Jul 11, 2020 at 23:10
  • I have been hunting down this same question for a while. The question is now fairly focused. And it's not only connect and edit PostgreSQL. It includes reading and writing PostGIS geo data types, indexes and functions. Jul 18, 2020 at 7:46
  • I need to walk back the DA UpdateCursor compatibility comment. Don't try to use arcpy.da.UpdateCursor without an enterprise geodatabase enabled. DA SearchCursor works fine.
    – Vince
    Mar 11, 2022 at 3:00

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