I would like to write a raster (ECW) to an Esri ArcSDE Geodatabase using FME. I think this should be possible as I have been able to copy and paste the raster layer in ArcGIS from it's original location to the desired database. However, in FME I am getting the error 'cannot write non-area feature to an area feature class".

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I think you may be using the wrong writer.

You probably have "Esri Geodatabase (ArcSDE Geodb)" and need "Esri Geodatabase (ArcSDE Geodb Raster Dataset)".

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