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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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Unable to dock Main Menu in ArcCatalog?

For some reason the Main Menu dis-attached itself from the ArcCatalog window and I am not able to dock it or even move it when i click the menu title bar. The functions work but it's just stuck in ...
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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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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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Is there a way to force ArcCatalog to use a specific tessellation scheme for a SQL Server spatial index?

If I Recalculate a spatial index from ArcCatalog, the tessellation scheme is always set to "Geometry Grid". Even when the previous index was Geometry auto grid. ArcCatalog always changes it back. ...
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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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Cannot find Enable Attachments in ArcCatalog 10.1

I am using ArcCatalog 10.1 but I cannot find the option "Enable Attachments" when I right click on a shapefile. Please see the picture below too. There was another question similar to this in this ...
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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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Error 001156. increasing the length of text limit [duplicate]

I'm fairly new to ArcGIS for Desktop and i want to import my excel table to my personal gdb but i end up getting an error code:001156 and my import fails. I soon found out that it was the lengthy ...
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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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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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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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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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Opening ArcCatalog to FGDB causes application to fall over

I have some python scripts I have written to create a lot of objects. I write these, in code, to a couple of FGDB's. If I happen to open ArcCatalog in one of these FGDB's, the application falls over,...
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Multiple selecting and deleting in ArcCatalog?

I have so many files to delete, to do that I am using ArcCatalog but I can do only one by one. Is there any way to delete many files at the same time. Also, I would like to know how to select more ...
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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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Adding ST_GEOMETRY column to existing table that already has X Y columns?

I have created and Oracle 11g geospatial geodatabase and have create an arcsde connection. I have been connected using arcmap, as a simple user (not sde or schema-user), who has all the proper rights ...
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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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Connecting to / view contents of Recycle Bin with ArcCatalog?

Can you connect ArcCatalog to the Recycle Bin on the desktop? I deleted (not using ArcCatalog) a folder which contained several shapefiles and .gpx files for a non-work related project that I ...
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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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Automatic batch update a file geodatabase from shapefiles

Every week I need to update the same shapefiles that are used to produce up to date maps. The files are downloaded from 3 different web-servers. The thing I want to do is to have a script that can ...
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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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File GeoDatabase Table is too large to export? [closed]

We need to query data from the national soils database. The data is in a file geodatabase (which is about 20 GB), but we need to query the data in a SQL Server environment. In ArcCatalog, I am able ...
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Adding a field to a shapefile but won't let me type manually

When trying to add a new field to a shapefile in ArcCatalog, I have been told to type the field name manually into the vacant column in the shapefile Properties> Fields tab. However, the system won't ...
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ArcCatalog 9.3 (ArcInfo) won't open

ArcMap, ArcScene and everything else works fine and opens without a problem. However, ArcCatalog cannot open. Instead a window pops up and says: Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library. Runtime Error!...
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How can I get my local service URL?

I created a local map service in ArcCatalog. Then I opened ArcCatalog and in "GIS Servers" clicked in XXX (my computer name). Then listed services down. I right clicked on my service and select ...
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Main Menu and Catalog Tree View in ArcCatalog are not visible

In ArcCatalog (the program, not the window in ArcMap), the Main Menu (File, Edit, View... Windows, Help) at the top and the Catalog Tree View have disappeared and I can't find a way to reconnect them. ...
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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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ArcCatalog won't close/exit normally, toolbars disappear instead or it crashes

I've had this problem since v10.2 of ArcGIS Desktop, I recently upgraded to 10.3 and it still exists. The problem is that ArcCatalog cannot be closed normally. If I try to close it using the Windows ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Reordering fields (permanently) in file geodatabase using ArcGIS Desktop?

Using ArcGIS 10.0, is it possible to reorder the fields in a file geodatabase, and have the order persisted to the database? We considered exporting to XML, and writing a parser to change the field ...
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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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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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Fail to create relationship class

I am trying to make a relationship class between two tables, but I get this message at the end: Failed to create the specified relationship class Can you tell me why? Sorry I wasn't more precise: I ...
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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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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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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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Removing spatially duplicate features using ModelBuilder?

I am creating a model to remove features which are duplicated within a polygon feature class. Most of the features are duplicated once, but about a quarter have up to three or four exact copies. I do ...
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How can I track/graph arcserver usage statistics?

I’m currently using the ArcGIS Server Properties dialog in ArcCatalog to periodically check the usage statistics for our services. I’d like to be able to chart those to get a big picture view of what’...
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Editing custom ISO 19139 metadata template in ArcGIS Desktop?

I created an ISO 19139 metadata template. Before I imported it to test it I noticed I couldn't edit it at all. On the top of the editor in ArcCatalog on the description tab there is usually a choice ...
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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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Creating relationship classes

I am trying to create relationship classes in a Feature Dataset. The Relationship Class created successfully, I want when I update a record in the Origin table the Destination's would be updated, but ...