If I'm using ArcGIS 9.2 is it possible to access a feature class from a geodatabase that was created by ArcGIS 9.3?

If not, are there any other ways to access the data?

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    What type of geodatabase are you using? Personal (MS Access), File, or ArcSDE? That makes a huge difference because personal and file gdb are not "forward" compatible. – RyanKDalton Feb 18 '11 at 7:56

Based on the documention it looks as if you can use 9.3 generated geodatabases, but only after upgrading to SP5.

  • im sory ,,, so , how can i get this pack n how to install it? – puyuh Feb 17 '11 at 8:15
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    There you go: resources.arcgis.com/content/… – GuillaumeC Feb 17 '11 at 8:55
  • my second link included download links, but Guillaume's is better: it also includes links to SP6. – scw Feb 17 '11 at 9:47

There is a very comprehensive table summarizing cross version connections at: http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#//00290000003z000000.htm
Note that, if you need to connect to an SDE geodatabase, as opposed to personal or file geodatabase, you will need a specific client to install along your ArcGIS Desktop 9.2 SP5 or SP6. I think you can find the client on the ArcGIS Desktop installation DVD, and apply the relevant SP.

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