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Attempting to connect to an MS SQL database in QGIS. Database connects fine, and all the vector items load correctly. Rasters, however, appear as polygons, geometry column shows as FOOTPRINT, and when loaded in they are a basic polygon of the raster footprint, not the raster file. It's from an organisational server, set up for use in Arc as an SDE, but personal requirements mean working in QGIS would be better. The rasters are in SDR format - is it a case this isn't supported in QGIS? Anyone able to advise on how to load the rasters from the MS SQL Server?

The system is already pre-set up by our company in Arc 10.3.1 - we navigate in the catalog to a location where there are sde files - Properties in Arc describe it as a SQL Server Enterprise Geodatabase. The connection properties give the server instance Loaded into QGIS 3.4 via the datasource manager using the server instance as the host, selecting the required database, and have tried testing the 4 database options with no luck

  • Please Edit the question to clarify how you loaded this data. If you used Esri tools, at which version? Esri doesn't support rasters in SQL Server any more, and hasn't emphasized the capability since ArcGIS Server started supporting caches at 9.2. – Vince Jan 18 at 11:19
  • Additional details added - using ArcMap 10.3.1 - not much experience in Arc, this is pre-set up by our organisation – Anthony Jan 18 at 12:46

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