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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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What is happening when I register a “Feature Class” with Geodatabase?

I'm registering a table w/ native geometry with the geodatabase and it is taking a long, long time. Actually I'm not sure if ArcCatalog is frozen or crashing. The table does have several million ...
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Connect to Postgresql ArcSDE 10.1

I cannot connect to postgresql 9.0.5 with ArcSDE 10.1, using ArcCatalog 10.1 on Win 7 professional 64 bit. I followed the steps described here, and installed the Pg-Agent from Stack builder. When I ...
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Why can't a user with db_owner role version data?

I've made an enterprise geodatabase and added a user with db_owner permissions. When I add a database connection in ArcCatalog and connect to this geodatabase using the user I created, I'm not able ...
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Problems with a FileGeodatabase locking

We have file geodatabase on a network drive, version 9.2, which locks every time a specific machine starts up ArcMap 10.0 or ArcCatalog 10.0. This machine isn't actually reading anything from this ...
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Arcpy.GetRasterProperties_management values do not match values found via ArcCatalog or ArcView

I am using Arcpy to extract the mean and standard deviation values of tiff Landsat satellite images and I get very high values. Values in the thousands rather than in the low hundreds! If I look at ...
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ArcCatalog Error Adding WMS Server

When I tried to add a wms server in ArcCatalog, the following message came up: "The URL you passed in uses a protocol that is not supported." . The WMS Server is the following gis.ktimanet.gr/wms/...
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Security alert dialogbox when launching arctoolbox

Every time I launch arctoolbox from arccatalog, the following dialog box appears: Then, whatever I answer, it takes ages (~36s) before the box disappear and I can finally use arctoolbox. What could ...
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Error message - AdvanceToElement:unable to find xml element

How can I handle the below error when I'm trying to add an XML file into ArcGIS for Desktop using ArcCatalog. AdvanceToElement:Unable to find XML element (WorkspaceDefinition not found in XML doc) ...
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Can't open ArcCatalog Database Connection SQL database Tables with field names greater than 31 characters

I am using SQLEXPRESS as a test environment. My issue: I have a database connection in ArcCatalog to a SQL database. Some tables in the SQL database have field names greater than 31 characters and ...
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Raster Dataset projection problem

I have a problem connected with my Raster Dataset projection. Two of its bands cannot be shown in some scale - only under 1:1500, when I use 'Zoom to raster resolution' option. Histograms for all 3 ...
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Assign a Value to a Customized Toolbar Item

I have developed a main toolbar that uses windows forms and arcobjects to write to sde databases. I am trying to extend the functionality of the toolbar to point to two different databases dependent ...
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ArcObjects: How to insert data into a table?

I have a table in ArcCatalog named WorkOrderAss. This table contains 3 columns: (OBJECTID, FeatureName, Name). I want to insert data to this table from the code behind in C#. Any help would be ...
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Save folder connection in ArcGIS 10 [closed]

In ArcCatalog one has the option to save locations of folders via the "Connect To Folder" button. I have the problem, that ArcGIS don`t save each folder connection which I would like to have in ...
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Database connection failed

I am trying to connect from Arc Cataloge (version 10.1) to postgresql 9.2. But every time I try to make "Database Connection" I am getting this error: Failed to connect to the specified server. ...
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Determine ArcCatalog's currrently selected folder using Python

Is there a way to get the current directory opened in ArcCatalog 10.0 using Python? Something like os.getcwd() but instead gives the selected folder on the catalog tree. Cheers
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Set Data Driven Scale from Arcpy

Is there a way to set the data driven scale from arcpy? Looking at the documentation for the DataDrivenPages class, it doesn't seem to be accessible from outside of ArcMap. The script I run within the ...
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Search MXDs for feature class

I've inherited a large somewhat messy database and am attempting to clean it up a bit. Does anyone know if it is possible to search a database to see what arcGIS map documents use a feature class? I'd ...
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Is there a way to connect to PostgreSQL in ArcCatalog without SDE? [duplicate]

Is there a way to connect to PostgreSQL in ArcCatalog without SDE? I came across this post from 2011 that suggested using zigGIS but I can’t find a working link to the program. A little background: ...
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Missing options on database connection in ArcCatalog

I have 2 databases on the same server. I can add connections to them both without a hitch in ArcCatalog (or catalog in ArcMap). The problem is that I seem to be losing some options when right clicking ...
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Alternatives to Windows Explorer and ArcCatalog when copying a file gdb

I need to copy a file gdb from my local machine to a server using a remote desktop connection. I have been doing this using a simple copy/paste operation in Windows Explorer. I know that it is best ...
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How to solve “Cannot create topology” in ArcCatalog?

I have a FileGeodatabase in ArcGIS 10.0 with a feature dataset and five feature classes (3 polygon shapes, 1 line shape, 1 point shape). I'm trying to create a topology to verify some vectors. ...
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Failed to delete a domain from the database

I am trying to delete a domain I am using from ArcCatalog -> Feature Class Properties-> Subtypes-> Domains. But when I try to do that I get this error message: "Failed to delete a domain from the ...
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Importing metadata from HTML into ArcCatalog fails

I downloaded restricted areas shapefile from here: https://webgis.dme.qld.gov.au/webgis/webqmin/viewer.htm It came with a rst.html file, which, on opening, displayed a page exactly the same as the '...
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Topology validate error

Im using Arcmap 10.1 version.I don't know where i made mistake my database. I have attached an example image to show the Error Report.
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Spatial join drops values from fields in ArcCatalog

I'm running ArcEditor 10.0 SP5 with the Spatial Join patch installed. I am aware that spatial joins tend to fail on larger datasets, so I have two polygon feature classes with about 700 features each....
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oracle 10 connection on arcgis 10, windows 7

I have problem odbc connection on arcgis 10, oracle 10 and windows 7. odbc connection on windows, running well. but when arcgis conection via arcatalog, appear error "Test connection error because of ...
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Adding a new field to table in ArcCatalog

I have a command button in ArcMap, this command button working to add a new field to a specific table in ArcCatalog. e.g. i have a table contains many fields like ObjectID , FeatureName, ... i want ...
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Batch model stores incorrect model parameter values

I am trying to batch process about ten files using a model I created. There are five model parameters, which I can fill in for the first feature class without a problem. However, when I try to fill in ...
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Dealing with tables in ArcMap

I had create a table and line feature class in ArcCatalog. i want to deal with those tables in ArcMap. Read Add Delete Update how could i do that?
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Equivalent of Simple Data Loader in Modelbuilder

I have a model which processes a user specified polygon feature class InputFC, with the final result a dissolved (based on a user specified dissolve field D_FIELD) polygon feature class OutputFC. The ...
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Why does “Add Database Server” in Catalog 10 allow only ArcSDE Personal or Workgroup databases?

Arc Catalog 10 - ArcInfo - Database Severs - Add Database Server: "Add an ArcSDE Personal or Workgroup database server by typing in the SQL Server Express instance you wish to connect to." I want to ...
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Is it possible to change where the Database connection folder is looking at?

In my workplace, we have just upgraded to Windows 7, we have a roaming profile, so all the files that are in the Application Data folder are in a folder called "\username\redirect\Folders.." also in ...
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How to specify a port when creating a WFS service?

This is a arcgis forum posting simplified. When setting up a service using ArcCatalog 9.3.1 the URL port number is not included in the WFS GetCapabilities response. Is there a way to correct this?
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Creating a new Feature Class (ArcCatalog)

I have ArcGIS 9.3 and when in ArcCatalog, when I R click to create a Feature Class (turn FC), it is greyed out. Do you need a particular license or ArcEditor/Info to have it? I went into the ...
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ArcSDE database connection strings for ArcCatalog

Anyone know where the Database Connection strings are located in Program Files for ArcCatalog? I have all my Database Connection strings fixed and all my scripts use them. My computer went down and ...
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Getting Basic Information about ArcGIS Map Service With IGxDialog

I am having a helluva time trying to get some basic information (server URL) about an ArcGIS Map Service using the basic IGxDialog. So far, I am able to pop open the IGxDialog, and allow the user to ...
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How to add a Database Server in Catalog?

I have ArcSDE on an Oracle database and I want to add a database server connection to ArcCatalog, I've seen several sites but they don't say what I have to write down. Let me explain: From the tree ...
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How could I switch data connections in case of server failover?

Here is the scenario. I want to be able to switch the end users database connections automatically in case we ever have to switch to our backup SDE server. My first thought was to set up sde ...
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What is ArcCatalog?

What is it, what does it do, and how is it related to geodatabases?
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Create ArcSDE Database from ArcCatalog

Is there a way to create a spatial database from ArcCatalog that also creates the ArcSDE user, repository, and service. Basically, I am trying to do everything that the ArcSDE Post Installation does, ...