FAQ: Unable to register an SQL Server database with ArcGIS Server

Problem

When registering a SQL Server database connection in ArcGIS Server the following error appears:

“The connection property set was missing a required property or the property value was unrecognized.”

OR

“The connection property set was missing a required property or the property value was unrecognized. Connection was attempted with an older version of SQL Server client communications software that is not compatible with the SQL Server database server.”

It is known that the SQL Server client communications software is up to date and compatible with the SQL Server database server.

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Problem: Severe issue with ArcGIS Pro 2.2 Patch 2

Description

Esri has discovered a severe issue with an editing workflow in ArcGIS Pro 2.2 Patch 2 (2.2.2) that may incorrectly set feature attribute field values to ‘Null’ when using the Attributes pane.

Cause

This problem occurs when multiple features are selected in the tree view of the Attributes pane. If the Tab key is used to navigate between cells in the data grid, tabbing through a cell that displays “(Different values)” sets the field to ‘Null’.

Solution or Workaround

Esri strongly recommends to uninstall the patch.

  1. On Windows, open the Control Panel.
  2. Search for View installed updates. Click this option.
  3. Right-click ‘ArcGIS Pro 2.2 Patch 2 (2.2.2)’ and select Uninstall.

If the previous patch—ArcGIS Pro 2.2 Patch 1 (2.2.1)—is not installed, it can be downloaded from My Esri.

How will Esri correct the issue?

ArcGIS Pro 2.2 Patch 3 (2.2.3) becomes available in early October 2018 and includes a fix for this issue, as well as the other software improvements included with Patches 1 and 2. ArcGIS Pro 2.2 Patch 2 (2.2.2) is no longer available for download.

For continued updates and information regarding this problem, refer to the ArcGIS Pro 2.2.2 announcement on GeoNet.

Esri have also published the following technical article relating to this issue:  https://support.esri.com/en/technical-article/000019162

Update 05 Oct 2018: ArcGIS Pro 2.2 Patch 3 (2.2.3) is available for download from My Esri.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your local Esri distributors support team (for Esri Australia clients, use My Esrisupport@esriaustralia.com.au or 1800 447 111)

SmarterWX Locate Beta Program

Australia’s Dial Before You Dig benefits from a high number of registered asset owners and a high level of awareness of the need to refer to DBYD before conducting any excavations.

However, lodging an enquiry means the enquirer becomes inundated with email responses from each asset owner, and ensuring that all information is accurately interpreted and taken into consideration is an error prone process.

To support you in dealing with these challenges, we’ve added a new product to the SmarterWX portfolio specifically for enquirers working with the Dial Before You Dig (1100.com.au) service.

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Esri Releases Historical Imagery – Wayback

Have you ever looked at the Esri Imagery basemap and wished you could see the changes over time. Esri for a long time has only provided the most recent imagery they have access to for your area of interest.

Well now in the ArcGIS Living Atlas Esri is providing all their historical imagery for your area of interest. Entitled the WayBack Imagery collection Esri providing both an exciting web application World Imagery Wayback which allows you to see the changes in the imagery over time and allows you to select an image and add it to your ArcGIS Online site as well as a Living Atlas group Wayback Imagery group which will allow you to see all the different epochs of  imagery.

Go have a look I’m sure you’ll find it useful.

Gordon

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GDA94, GDA2020 and WGS84; The projection dilemma

Progress supporting GDA2020:

The Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM) & Geoscience Australia (GA) recently released the definitions for the GDA2020 datum and associated projected coordinate systems covering Australia and its territories. Esri Australia has been working closely with ICSM & GA to ensure that ArcGIS software products support the new definitions.  Version 10.6 of ArcGIS and version 2.1 of ArcGIS Pro both include support for the new datum and projected coordinate systems (you can learn more in the Esri Australia Technical Blog)

Avoiding alignment issues mixing datums:

Web GIS, by default, displays data in the projection WGS84 Web Mercator (auxiliary sphere). When mapping data is shared to ‘Web GIS’, data is automatically reprojected ‘on-the-fly’ to this web projection in order to align with the displayed basemap and fit with the global projection. Most users do not realise that their data is being reprojected and in many instances occurs without issue.

However, while organisations are migrating to GDA2020 from GDA94 and using mixed data containing both datums, these mixed data sources will create a challenge when displayed in WGS84. The issue occurs when data is reprojected to the WGS84 Web Mercator projection.   Continue reading

Geoscape & ArcGIS

Geoscape is an analytics-ready, 3D built environment dataset providing location-based insights for every address in Australia. It captures building footprints and heights, roof construction, surface cover, tree heights, the presence of solar panels and swimming pools and more. The data can be visualised using mapping platforms and 3D modelling tools.

I have put together a short video showing just some of the ways it can be used within ArcGIS.

I am also getting some experience in for becoming a TV weatherman, hopefully not too distracting.

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