I am trying to connect my PostgreSQL database on supabase.com with ArcGIS Pro and edit data. Only way how I was able to do it was when I've created a new database on the pgAdmin inside supabase connection server. But the data were read only in ArcGIS and the database disappeared in pgAdmin anyway. So this is possibly not an option. How can I connect the default "postgres" database on supabase with ArcGIS?

I am using ArcGIS Pro 3.0, PostgreSQL 14.1 and the database name doesn't contain any special characters or uppercases. It is just the default postgres database on Supabase.

  • It's pretty much worst practice to use the postgres admin database for any user data. PostGIS is not supported in postgres, either. You need to create a new database (lower case name) with an ownership login role (lower-case as well) before you can start. You also need to use a supported PG release (PG 14 is not supported by Pro 3.0, so it would probably be a late 3.0 or new 3.1 before 14 is supported). The documentation indicates the steps necessary to generate an geodatabase-enabled PG instance. Note that your directionality is wrong: You connect to a database not from it.
    – Vince
    Sep 21, 2022 at 15:53
  • @Vince But how can I create a new database in supabase? It was only possible in pgAdmin and it disappeared in the client after refresh. It was still visible via ArcGIS but the data were read only. And there was no evidence of this new created database in supabase.com website.
    – adamekcerv
    Sep 21, 2022 at 15:56
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    That's a question for Supabase. Still, with a PG 14 instance, it's a non-starter for Pro 3.0.
    – Vince
    Sep 21, 2022 at 16:01
  • 13.6 is the highest supported version enterprise.arcgis.com/en/system-requirements/latest/windows/…
    – Mapperz
    Sep 21, 2022 at 16:04
  • @Mapperz It doesn't work with 3.1 either.
    – adamekcerv
    Sep 21, 2022 at 16:06

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From my personal experience, I have successfully connected to Supabase from QGIS. In my Supabase project, I have a PostgreSQL version 15.x with the latest PostGIS. I was able to create and edit data through this connection.

Though this information may not directly answer your question about connecting from ArcGIS Pro, I thought it could be useful to know about the QGIS workflow.

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