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An application under the ArcGIS Desktop suite that is used to manage and create spatial data and databases.

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ArcCatalog metadata XML importing errors

I am trying to add metadata to some layers within ArcCatalog and I don't understand the error messages it is giving me or why there would be an error. When I try to import my metadata XML it completes ...
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ArcCatalog XML Import - Import data only

Is there a way to import data only from XML using ArcCatalog? I know there are two options either to import schema only or to import data with schema. I have a schema already with domains and ...
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arcpy.Rename_management() returning ERROR 999999 and [Errno 13]

I have a function where I am trying to rename a geodatabase, both os.rename and arcpy.Rename_management() work in the Python window but not in the Script when run as a tool through ArcCatalog. ...
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Using Attribute Values of Rasters in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have 4 Shapefiles which basicly have 7 important fields and are basicly looking like: ------------------------------------------------------------------ | Name | Connection 1 | Con 2 | Con 3 | ...
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ModelBuilder unable to overwrite existing features with same names

I have created a model that is meant to be run regularly to update an existing data set with new data. Ideally, the model will be able to simply overwrite the old data with the new data which would ...
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Unable to delete a symbol from symbol collection in annotation feature class?

I am trying to delete a symbol in the Symbol Collection for an Annotation FeatureClass in ArcCatalog. From what I can tell, there is always one symbol for an annotation featureclass, which should be (...
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How to hide certain views from ArcCatalog?

I have users that connect to an enterprise geodatabase via OS authentication. They use a couple of methods: An .SDE connection in ArcMap A ODBC connection for MS Office The users need to be able to ...
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Updating shapefile metadata to show up in ArcCatalog?

I am attempting to update the metadata for a variety of shapefiles to change the information under 'Summary' (or 'Purpose'), 'Description' (or 'Abstract'), etc. in ArcCatalog's Description tab. I am ...
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Data goes missing in Esri file geodatabase

We currently operate a system whereby survey data is collected in the field, exported in shapefile format, edited and then appended into a file geodatabase using the Load function in ArcCatalog. This ...
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Reading metadata from existing datasets in ArcCatalog?

I would like to know which ArcPy functions can be used to read metadata from existing datasets in ArcCatalog?
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ArcMap keeps loading old CSV file after I've updated it

I have a CSV I'd like to join to a shapefile. I brought the CSV into ArcMap, realized it had an error, fixed it and saved the file with the same name. I removed the CSV from my map document, refreshed ...
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Can't create an ESRI File Geodatabase on one specific drive

I can create a ESRI file geodatabase in ArcCatalog 10.2 and 10.4 in C:/ drive and in 2 network drives but on the 3rd network drive when you try to create a file geodatabase (fgdb) by either right ...
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ArcPy not seeing ArcSDE datasets from IDLE or PyScripter? [duplicate]

I tested the code below from ArcCatalog 10.5's python console and IDLE+PyScripter. While in ArcCatalog everything works correctly(code is supposed to list available datasets and feature layers), in ...
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Geoprocessing web service not writing out all files for .shp

I created a Python script, run by a toolbox. I am using Python shapefile to generate a point shapefile. If I run the tool locally (i.e. on the desktop) it works great. Shp, shx and dbf all writen out ...
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Preventing folder deletion in ArcCatalog? [duplicate]

Is there any way to prevent folder deletion in ArcCatalog?
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Unable to copy a feature dataset from SDE database to FGDB

I have created a new feature class of the type 'Designer simple junction' within a feature dataset inside the ArcSDE database using admin user in ArcCatalog. The feature class was configured to ...
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ArcToolbox, adding custom options to a dropdown list based on python list [duplicate]

I have created a simple ArcToolbox Script in python that the user can enter a domain code and description into the tool, and it is applied to a domain on our SDE. I want to make this tool more ...
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Create New Feature Class within ArcCatalog

I am trying to create a new feature class and when I right click on my project in Catalog, I do not have the option for NEW. See screenshot. Is this a permissions issue? Is the software not setup ...
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Trying to update the temporal extent description field with Python

I am able to call out and update the temporal extent begin and end dates, but the Description field is also required in ArcCatalog for metadata creation. In my script, I am trying to define it as: ...
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Python and ArcGIS Metadata Parsing Script

Currently building a GDB with 100+ feature classes which will need metadata elements for certain fields to be used in an online tool popup. I am working on a Python script to update these elements, ...
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Xray extension slowing down Catalog

I recently installed Xray for Catalog and my Catalog has been insanely slow ever since. I've uninstalled the Xray extension but my Catalog is still slow. Any suggestions to speed Catalog back up to ...
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Add-In button Click open ArcCatalog window with list of .sde files

I want code to open ArcCatalog window with list of .sde files.The below code always opens an ArcCatalog window with home location. I have to go to database connections from the window which finally ...
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Auto generating unique numbers in join view in ArcCatalog?

I am creating a full double outer view in ESRI's ArcCatalog, and need a way to auto generate unique numbers in the join view. In my view I am joining a polygon to two tables, and need a unique number....
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ArcGIS metadata file pathname removal

I’m having trouble editing metadata of a shapefile. I am attempting to remove locational details (file pathnames) from the metadata and I am unable to accomplish this for all entries. I was ...
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Running MS Access VB Module from ArcCatalog?

I created some VBA code that runs a make table SQL in MS Access. Whenever the MS Access database is opened it automatically runs the SQL and updates the table. I then created a database connection to ...
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Define Projection - Error 000732 - Dataset Does Not Exist or Is Not Supported

I am working with a shapefile that currently does not have any projections associated with it. However, when I attempt to Define the Projection, I am met with Error 000732. I have tried doing this in ...
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Polyline to raster cell size too small to run?

I'm trying to run a polyline to raster tool and would like the cell size of the outputted raster to match my DEM grid cell size of 1/3(0.0000925925926 degrees) or 1 arc second (0.000277778 degrees). ...
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Setting DATE as default column type for esriFieldTypeDate in ArcGIS Desktop?

If I use esriFieldTypeDate with ArcGIS 10.2 a DATE column is created in Oracle. If I use it in ArcGIS 10.6 a TIMESTAMP(6) is used Is there a way to set DATE as default column type for ...
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Auto populate field based on another field in Esri Collector

I'm looking to have an automatic conversion worked into an extra couple fields that will convert the latitude and longitude taken when collecting a point. Currently trying to convert the latitude and ...
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Database Connection error: Invalid database name

I just created a new database in my Postres called GlenMary and I can't get ArcMap to connect through my already established database connection in ArcMap. I am trying to add some new data to the ...
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Repairing corrupt geodatabase? [closed]

I have an ESRI Geodatabase (Version unknown) which is not displayed in ArcCatalog as a gdb but as a normal directory with a ".gdb" ending. It could be, that whilst it was being unzipped, something got ...
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How to export metadata from a file geodatabase as XML

I have a file geodatabase with ~20 layers and I would like an XML file for the metadata for each layer that I can send with my data. I tried the "Export XML Workspace Document" tool but it only gives ...
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Linking data from Microsoft access to ArcMap 10.1

I'm trying to link data in a Microsoft Access file to my work in ArcMap 10.1. Instructions online show people using the 'Customize' menu option and then selecting 'ArcCatalog' and from there ...
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Alternatives to ArcGIS Diagrammer for Reordering Fields with ArcGIS Desktop 10.3 or higher [duplicate]

I discovered that ArcGIS Diagrammer no longer supports ArcGIS Desktop beyond 10.3. This was the go-to tool for reordering fields for a feature class within a file geodatabase. I have subtypes applied, ...
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ArcCatalog crashing on start-up

I managed to crash my ArcCatalog trying to bring multiple feature classes over into a new file geodatabase \ feature dataset. I tried starting up the program again and during the start up it crashed. ...
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Ordering of bands in ArcCatalog

I have a multi-band GeoTIFF with >10 bands, for example 11. I would have expected these to be shown in an ordered numerical sequence from 1 to 11. However, ArcCatalog 10.3.1 wants to show the string ...
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Why can't I create a feature class in ArcCatalog when using a .MDB file?

I am trying to use an access database with geographic information in ArcCatalog. I created the database as a .accdb and backsaved to a .mdb format. I can create a 'shapefile', but not a 'File and ...
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Use enterprise architect to export models with metadata

I am using Enterprise Architect to build a data model, and I need to know if there is a way to write somewhere in EA "in notes or glossary....." the description of each feature and class that I have ...
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Authenticated WMS not accessible through ArcCatalog?

I have a Geoserver WMS which has basic authentication for several layers that have data security restrictions against them. After putting in the username and password in ArcCatalog's add WMS server ...
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Removing first character from layers using ArcPy?

How to remove the "w" from these file geodatabase classes using ArcPy? Tried this code snippet but does not work: import arcpy from arcpy import env env.workspace = "C:\shared\NCWD\Testing\...
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Disabling Login Window on ArcMap?

I would like to know how to disable the login window [PICTURE A] when I start ArcMap ? In the code I am starting ArcMap, but then I get prompted with username and password dialog. How can I disable ...
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All feature classes are not shown when creating new topology in ArcCatalog?

I am generally a self taught GIS guy and I typically figure things out with extensive research. I have been reading through the ArcGIS Help online, specifically on Creating A Topology. The link ...
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ArcCatalog Representations Options Greyed Out

I'm guessing this is a permissions error. But everything I've tried enabling hasn't fixed the problem. Does anyone know why this is greyed out or how to fix it? This is in ArcCatalog.
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Unable to connect to database from ArcMap

I am trying to connect to SQL Server database from ArcMap from the same instance. I am able to connect one database; to another database I am unable to connect. I am getting this error while ...
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ArcCatalog open sde geodb fails: “possibly sdehome/temp is full”

I'm trying to open a connection to an sde geodatabase with ArcCatalog 10.4.1 that was previously working. But now I get the error: "possibly $SDEHOME/temp is full" and ArcCatalog crashes. Does ...
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Converting ArcGIS feature layers to GeoPackage?

Is it possible to directly convert feature layers in ArcGIS to GeoPackage? In ArcGIS Desktop 10.5's ArcToolbox, under "Conversion Tools/To Geopackage" the only option that appears to me is "Add ...
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ArcSDE how to Change Allow null values to “NO”

I have created a few feature classes on an SDE using ArcCatalog and initially when I created them I set "Allow null values" to yes. I was wondering if this can be changed back to "No"? It is ArcSDE 10....
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Identifying ArcMap document version without ArcPy?

Is it possible to identify what version (10.0, 10.5 etc.) an ArcMap document (.mxd) has been saved in? I am aware of ArcPy method to determine ArcMap document version, but I am interested in a ...
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Changing Default Directory for ArcCatalog Connect To Folder?

When connecting to a folder in Arccatalog, is it possible to change the directory that the Connect To Folder dialogue box defaults to? It currently defaults to C:\Users\username
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Geodatabase compression schedule

Is there a way to schedule a GDB on an SQL server to automatically compress once a day? As of right now I need to remember to open catalog and compress a Geodatabase manually everyday.