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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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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.
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Merge multiple geodatabases into one

I have 207 geodatabases, each with 3 feature classes, and multiple shapefiles (point, line, and polygon) within each feature class. The data is from The National Map (USGS). In the screenshot, you can ...
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Copy annotation in a Personal GDB

I tend to work with personal GDB and with complex labels, when done I convert them to annotations, creating the annotation feature class and the "Anno" relationship, both into the personal GDB. How ...
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Setting ID of symbol in ArcMap?

I have an annotation layer where each annotation has it's own font size, position etc. Accidentally in ArcCatalog I deleted Symbol with an ID 0. That caused annotations to display as red rectangles. ...
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Computer Locking GDB When Running Scheduled Task

I am currently downloading and unzipping a GDB every night through the use of Task Scheduler. Then I update a related GDB with the changed features in all of the feature classes. My issue is, the ...
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Edited metadata disappears in ArcCatalog

I'm quite new to GIS (being a student) and I have to edit the metadata for a couple of layers in my personal geodatabase. The problem I have is when I'm editing the metadata for the rasters it keeps ...
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Add a specific Domain to Multiple Feature CLasses at once (batch)

I have a domain named "Life Cycle" with coded- "active" or "inactive". I need to apply this domain to over 150+ Feature Classes (in a SDE if that matters) via ArcCatalog. I know how to do this ...
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ArcGIS tool when opened is not appearing

Recently I came across an issue with my ArcGIS tools not appearing when selected. All that appears is the tool dialogue box and it is completely blank (white). What is causing this tool not to ...
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HTML in XML export issues in ArcGIS [closed]

I have some metadata saved using the ArcCatalog metadata editor. The abstract element allows you to use html formatting. When you export the metadata to xml the formatting is stripped out and the ...
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ArcCatalog import geodatabase xml schema: domain name conflict

I've exported a geodb xml schema "A" with ArcCatalog from a file geodatabase in order to import it into a sde geodb in Oracle. I've created a geodatabase with the "create enterprise geodatabase tool" ...
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Merge succeeds but output missing? [closed]

I have problems with Merge tool. I can't find the output file in ArcCatalog even though I refresh it. Output is shown in Results window but nothign happens if I click Add to display. Strangely, also ...
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Changing layer's ArcSDE data source user name?

I am a new hire and I'm in the process up setting up my database connections and default instance. I set up my personal database connection to the server under my name. I received a MXD from a ...
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Posting still running after nearly 4.5 days

I haven't reconciled and posted in about a month. I added a large amount of new data to our database on many different feature classes over this time. When I reconciled I believe there were around ...
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ArcMap won't let me add fields to a table?

For some reason, my ArcMap will not let me add a field in my tables, regardless of the table. Further, the "Add field" option is grayed out. In ArcCatalog, no extra field is available to be typed in. ...
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Feature class' default domain for a field is still locked to an older domain

I have a field within a feature class that I had assigned a coded text domain to, but then created a different coded text domain with updated information that I then pointed to as my new domain ...
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ArcMap & Catalog: DB connection to ACCDB file [closed]

I have successfully established a database connection using ArcCatalog to an access database. I am using Access 2013 and ArcMap 10.2.2. I used as a database provider Microsoft Jet Engine version 12.0 ...
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ArcCatalog database connection showing blank tables

I received info to connect to a database (without a spatial component) that has tables I need for a project I'm working on. Problem is once I establish the connection in ArcCatalog I can see all of ...
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Notification service for ArcCatalog

I am dealing with long and demanding analyses, which needs often lots of data and time ( between few hours to couple of days) and it can happen a full stop/break on my workstations caused by diverse ...
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How to get an ESRI spatial reference in XML for Pathfinder Export?

I am trying to export from Trimble Pathfinder into an ESRI Geodatabase, in UTM10N (EPSG:26910), however I do not have a spatial reference XML setup in the export preferences. I looked into how to get ...
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Network Analyst Vehicle Routing - Point Barriers not diverting route [closed]

I'm using network analyst in ArcMap 10.3 to do a vehicle routing problem (I have all the extensions). I have a depot location and an order point. I can run the tool and it will run the route along the ...
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Python with ArcCatalog for Table or Geography view? [closed]

Is there a way to automate the preview tab in Arc Catalog using Python? Say if I wanted to preview the geography of a feature class where I have the path and just don't really want to connect to the ...
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Is it possible to add polygon type of feature class into network mesh?

According to this article Network dataset contains basic features. Like Point and Line. I want to add Polygon feature classes into the dataset, how do I do it? Is there an additional step to connect ...
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ArcCatelog 9.3 feature classes with annotation relationships allowed in a geometric network

I have a gas utility dataset that we are working on getting converted into a geometric network for easier analysis. The feature classes are part of an ArcSDE and have a ton of relationship classes ...
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File geodatabase not visible through ArcCatalog

I get the error "There was an error exporting the layer. Invalid function arguments. FDO error: -2147024894 [GDB_SystemCatalog]" when trying to export data from one of my feature classes in my ...
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Accessing advanced metadata formats from ArcGIS REST API?

Esri allows us to choose the style of the metadata we would like to use: Those styles allow you to add more specific metadata e.g. more description about a specific field like this: the problem is, ...
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Authenticating ArcGIS Desktop to web tier authenticated ArcGIS Server?

I'm using a webadaptor with ArcGIS Server 10.4 to which I added an authentication filter (CAS client) via the web.xml. Everything works perfectly for the web application. However, when I try to ...
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How do I upload a file into ArcCatalog?

I am trying to upload a photo into a folder in ArcCatalog, yet I haven't been able to find where and how to do that. I am using ArcGIS 10.1 (ArcGIS for Desktop) through my school's Citrix receiver. ...
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Using ArcCatalog in ArcMap?

I have heard that using ArcMap can replace some functions of ArcCatalog. If it is true, how is the process done in ArcCatalog? I don't have access to ArcCatalog all the time. I can't spend all my ...
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Deleting Oracle SDE features classes properly

I have got a few feature classes in an SDE connection. This is the situation: a) They are listed in ArcCatalog (10.1), but the open fails. The message says: 'Error opening feature class, DBMS table ...
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Find features that use specific domain in ArcCatalog? [duplicate]

I have a geodb file with a set of domains. Now, I need to check which are the features with attributes using a specific domain in arccatalog. Is there any way to accomplish that?
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Creating a new Normal template in ArcCatalog?

I need to restore my ArcCatalog template to its original default. I am missing the main tab above the toolbar i.e. edit/file/customize etc...I am running ArcCatalog 10.3 on a Windows 10 operating ...
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Find parcels dupliactes in different street names [closed]

I want to find duplicates in parcels, deep in streets basis. My schema goes like this; Neighborhood >> Block >> Parcel >> Street Let's say I have Street1, Street2 and Street3, all of them might ...
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Is there an efficient way of sending a large raster image?

Rather simple question: I have two large raster images that are stored in ArcSDE. I need to send these images to someone else, and post it on their ftp site. What is the most efficient way to send ...
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Benefit of adding Metadata descriptions to layers using ArcCatalog?

I've tried adding Metadata to my primary shapefiles before using ArcCatalog, however, I don't know if this really adds anything professionally to my layers. Is Metadata and Layer description in ...
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ArcToolbox does not open from ArcCatalog? [closed]

From ArcCatalog 10.3.1 I can´t open ArcToolbox. Software just freezes and crashes when I press anything. Does anyone know how to solve this?
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Refresh Database Connection in ArcCatalog

I have created a feature class in an Oracle 11g database connection with ArcCatalog 10.2 (without ArcSDE) and I can see the table in the database with Sql Developer without problems. But, if I drop ...
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Getting origin key to automatically populate foreign key while using relationship class in ArcGIS for Desktop? [closed]

I am using ArcGIS for Desktop, and I am attempting to create feature linked annotations for my cable system and I have set up a relationship between the two features so that any changes made to the ...
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Forcing Python Toolbox tool to break loop and do cleanup when user clicks Cancel?

I am writing a Python tool that perform heavy tasks in a loop. When the user clicks "Close" I want to break the loop, perform some cleanup, and then finish. Consider this example tool that counts ...
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Visualizing a State Tree

I'm running ArcGIS 10.2.1 and I need a way to visualize the state tree for my versioned SQL 2012 database. I've previously used the GDBT tools but there isn't an option available from ESRI that will ...
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Rename field in SHP file (DBF) with ArcCatalog [duplicate]

I want to rename some fileds on a SHP file, (the fields on the DBF file), using ArcCatalog (ArcGIS Desktop v10.2.2). From ArcCatalog, right click on a SHP file -> Properties... -> Fields. Then the ...
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How to make ArcCatalog recognize numbers in a csv/text file as numbers? [duplicate]

I am creating feature classes from GNS txt files in ArcCatalog (10.2). When I do this with the file for Bolivia (bl.txt), the feature class is created correctly. When I try to do this with the file ...
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Does it matter whether I use ArcCatalog or Access to compact a geodatabase?

I've been tasked with compacting some of the personal geodatabases (MDB files) in our office every few weeks. These reside on a couple of separate file servers. I have been using ArcCatalog to do ...
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Creating materialized view from ArcSDE layer

In the past I've used materialized views in Oracle to replicate non-spatial data from one database to another. I'd like to do the same thing with an ArcSDE feature class, but I'm wondering how that ...
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Listing Feature Classes, Geometry Types server and user names from a parent directory in Python in ArcGIS

I have parent directory containing subfolders with layer files (.lyr) and I want to list Feature Classes, Geometry Types, server and user names for these files. Also I need Python to scan these files ...
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Arcpy connect to folder [duplicate]

Would anyone know if there is a way to automate (in arcpy) Arcgis's Connect to Folder function from a list of directories? What I am after is an automated process to take a list of directory file ...
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Migrate datatypes from geometry to geography in MS SQL

I have three ESRI feature classes (POINT, LINE and POLYGON) that contain a geometry datatype column with data in a projected coordinate system. I'm looking for a way that I can convert & project ...
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Metadata edit bar disappeared in Arc Catalog

could anybody help me? in my Arc Catalog the edit bar for Metadata disappeared. In my Catalog it looks like this: But this ist from Esri website, it should look like this: How can I add this ...
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Error: Failed to convert: Database Connections… when trying to export to shapefile

I have created a table with some derived data in SDE using SQL server. The following is an example row of the table: T_OBJECTID T_GEOID T_STATE T_COUNTY T_TRACT T_NAME T_LSAD T_CENSUSAREA ...
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Join tables with duplicate values

I have two sets of data: list of parcel numbers and locations which I am interested in Address database for the county (shapefile) In dataset 2 there can be multiple instances of the same parcel ...
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Unable to debug Esri Addin for ArcCatalog

It was a toss of a coin whether this question is a GIS.SE or StackOverflow question... I'm going with GIS.SE because the problem seems to lie with ArcCatalog. I have several addins that have been ...