Author Archives: Tania T

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.

Database Properties

  • 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.

Tania T.

 

Error handling with Python – writing messages out to a text file (log file)

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

FAQ: Is the SQL Server Native client automatically installed at ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 & 10.2?

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.
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