FAQ: How do you determine the version of an enterprise (ArcSDE) geodatabase in Catalog?
To determine the enterprise geodatabase version you are using:
- Right-click the database connection in the Catalog tree and click Properties > General Tab.
- The Upgrade Status indicates the geodatabase version you are using.
- If the Upgrade Status indicates that the geodatabase matches the ArcGIS release you are using, your geodatabase is compatible with your ArcGIS release, and you do not need to upgrade the geodatabase.
- If system tables or stored procedures need to be upgraded, the text will state that your geodatabase can be upgraded and the Upgrade Geodatabase button will be active.
I’d like to highlight the following changes at ArcGIS 10.3 for Geodatabases:
Debugging geoprocessing scripts in Python is never easy, especially when these scripts are run as a scheduled task.
I’ve had a number of requests of how to debug a scheduled python script (especially when issues occur), and write the output to a text file.
Please find below a simple python script that I hope will help others to debug their scripts: Continue reading
With the release of 10.2 and plans to deprecate the ArcSDE command line tools, there has been lots of talk about how all these tools will be replaced.
The following technical blog and forum addresses some of the questions you may have regarding the deprecation of the SDE command line tools: Continue reading
Unfortunately, the ArcSDE geodatabase cannot be renamed in SQL Server.
This also applies to moving or copying an ArcSDE geodatabase from one server to another using SQL Tools such as Detach and Attach, Backup and Restore, or the Copy Database wizard.
I’m sure you’ve seen this option when choosing to “Register As Versioned”, and if you have wondered…”What does this option do?”…let me explain.
At ArcGIS 10.1 & 10.2, the SQL Server Native client is not automatically installed with ArcGIS Desktop (as per previous ArcGIS Desktop versions) – it must be explicitly installed.
The SQL Server Native client can be downloaded from the Customer Care Portal.