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Listing all feature classes in File Geodatabase, including within feature datasets?

I realise this question is tagged 9.3, but anyone looking for the same answer at 10.1 onwards is better off using arcpy.da.Walk. It is faster and more accurate than ListDatasets/FeatureClasses/Rasters/...
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Changing ArcSDE binary formatted data to MSSQL Geography or Geometry data types?

Your question is a mélange of misinformation and cross-threaded topics, which makes it exceedingly difficult to answer. First off, there is no comparison of the "SDE API" and "MSSQL Native geodata ...
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Creating constant slope DEM using ArcGIS Desktop?

A solution to this is discussed on the ESRI forum here: Every planar surface has a simple formula, Jesse, in the form (something)*x + (something else)*y + (constant). In the Raster ...
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Geometry is not M-Aware?

I had a similar problem with the Tabulate Intersection tool (using 10.4). I found the suggestion to place the resulting table into a geodatabase from here: https://geonet.esri.com/thread/13680 It ...
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How to split circles in 8 quadrants

I've written a script for 10.1/10.2, however you might see if it is possible to rewrite it for 9.3. I've almost never used arcgisscripting, but I guess it would be hard to implement the same without ...
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How to split circles in 8 quadrants

Thanks for your script Alex, very nice! I saw a small issue, since relies on several geoprocessing tools that run for each row: Create Table > Add Field > Cursor to Insert Rows > Bearing Distance To ...
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Why is shapefile not drawing in expected location after (or before) using Define Projection tool?

Your downloaded shapefile already had a coordinate system defined in its *.prj file: PROJCS["NAD_1983_StatePlane_Texas_South_Central_FIPS_4204_Feet",GEOGCS["GCS_North_American_1983",DATUM["...
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Clipping MrSID files in ArcGIS Desktop?

The short answer is you can't produce a clipped sid image in ArcGIS 10, the format is proprietary. But you should be able to produce a clipped jpeg 2000 (jp2) which is similar. A typical sid ...
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Get a Shapefile Geometry Type

You can use the Geometry object which is available even in 9.3. The .pdf file for Geoprocessor model in 9.3 The code sample: rows = gp.SearchCursor("D:/St_Johns/data.gdb/roads") row = rows.Next() ...
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How to convert MXD to DWG File

As far as I know, which may not be very far, you can't do that. An mxd is a separate document from the data it contains. Many CAD programs can use shapefiles, although again you wouldn't get symbology....
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Calculating flowpaths downstream of a point

There is a tool in the free and open-source (GNU GPL licensed) GIS Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools that can identify the flowpath from any point or collection of points specified either as a ...
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Placing axis labels inside graticule on data frame of ArcMap?

If you use a negative Label Offset on the Labels tab of the Reference System Properties, it will move them where you want:
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Removing and uninstalling previous version of ArcGIS Desktop?

If you are using Windows, you could use the ArcGIS 10.1 Uninstall Utility for Windows which will uninstall ArcGIS 9.3 in preparation for 10.1. Note that: The ArcGIS 10 Uninstall Utility will ...
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Uninstalling ArcGIS Desktop 9.2 to install ArcGIS Desktop 9.3?

I think the best advice that you are likely to get on uninstalling/installing this very old software is a thread at GeoNet. It mentions precisely the same error message as you are seeing.
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Exporting table from ArcGIS Desktop to Excel file?

Recent versions of ArcGIS, since 10.2 and we are now at 10.5, have a set of tools named Excel Toolset which has a Table To Excel tool which: Converts a table to a Microsoft Excel file. You can ...
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Showing only legend items that are actually displayed on map in ArcGIS Desktop?

In the map view, right-click on the Legend to open the Properties window, then click the "Items" tab. Under "Map Extent Options", select "Only show classes that are visible in the current map extent". ...
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Interpolating points along line in Python for ArcGIS Desktop?

In case this is helpful to others, i was able to create the following python code using arcpy which will place points at a specified interval based on an input line feature layer. import arcpy ...
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Intersecting two shapefiles from different folders based on their name using scripting in ArcGIS Desktop?

From my collection of ArcGis 9.3 python scripts: import arcgisscripting gp = arcgisscripting.create(9.3) Shape_A = "c:\\some\\path\\to\\shapefile.shp" Shape_B = "c:\\some\\other\\path\\...
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Using ASCII LiDAR data tiles which are centimeter rounded (n Z) in ArcGIS Desktop seems to round them to meters?

I think that the error isn't with the data so much as with the symbology of the first tile. That is, it has to be in the way that the tile is being rendered with a colour ramp. The reason I say this ...
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Why do my XY cordinates not make sense / show up in ArcGIS 9.3?

Your GPS is most likely set in USNG coordinates, hence the 17 S. PDF of USNG Chart here You are currently selecting UTM Zone 17S as your original coordinate system, placing points in that zone (More ...
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Converting KML to layer in ArcGIS Desktop?

If you are using ArcGIS 10.0 or newer, there is a tool KML to Layer that can be found in the From KML toolset in Conversion Tools toolbox. If you can't find it you can also use ArcMap's Search ...
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ArcGIS Survey Analyst extension not working on Windows 10?

ArcGIS Survey Analyst was an extension product for ArcGIS Desktop 9.3.1, and earlier, that was deprecated at ArcGIS 9.3.1 and did not ship with ArcGIS 10. The ArcGIS 9.3.1 System Requirements ...
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Collapsing layers in ArcMap Table of Contents using ArcObjects?

Extending on Chad's answer, following does the trick for feature layer with multiple legend groups for (int k = 0; k <= (featureLayer as ILegendInfo).LegendGroupCount - 1; k++) { (featureLayer ...
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Symbolizing layer with graduated colors by date/time field?

I created a table in Excel that had dates between 1/1/1901 and 12/31/2101 that can be joined to a standard date value (no time portion of a date). The table has 4 columns that convert the date to ...
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Bulk field renaming in file geodatabase?

As of ArcGIS 10.2.1 for Desktop, you can use Alter Fields (Data Management) with an Advanced level license to: to rename fields or rename field aliases for any geodatabase table or feature class ...
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How to get Z attribute of point using Python and ArcGIS Desktop 9.3?

You can get it this way: row.GetValue("your_shape_field_name").GetPart().z And here you can get more information and a complete example from the ArcGIS Desktop Help.
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Converting raster layer to polygon form using ArcMap?

There are two things in that zip file: the "raw" raster data koppen_ics a layer file The layer file is just a pointer to the original data, with additional information about symbology (in this case, ...
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Increasing raster extent by filling extent with no data using ArcGIS Desktop without Spatial Analyst?

I noticed I could define the extent in the properties of the layer, export to layer file and then to .tif in ArcMap, so figured there would be a layer python command to make this in memory. Use "gp....
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Calculating Field B from Field A, except where Field B has existing value, using ArcGIS Desktop 9.3?

EDIT Sept. 1, 2014: I have modified the code so that it would work with any field of any type where the typical blank values for each respective type are replaced. Testing for Null values is done ...
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Dissolve tool misses out two polygons

It's likely the result of a topological error in the original vector file. If borders don't align perfectly, and remember that in most vector formats coordinates are stored to a very high level of ...
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