Several users have called in to ESRI Support Services in the last few days and reported the following issue: after installing ArcGIS Desktop 9.3.1 Service Pack 1 when direct connections are used or after installing ArcSDE 9.3.1 Service Pack 1 when application server connections are used, Raster catalogs are not displaying in ArcMap. This issue also impacts Raster Fields stored in Microsoft SQL Server. If you have Raster fields on your feature class, you will not be able to access that information after applying 9.3.1 Service Pack 1.
ESRI is aware of this issue, and is currently working on a resolution to this problem. We appreciate your patience and understanding, and are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
The following Bug reports are currently being investigated for a possible solution:
- NIM052174: ArcSDE Raster catalogs do not display using ArcMap 9.3.1 Service Pack 1
If you have not installed ArcSDE 9.3.1 Service Pack 1, please wait to install it until this issue has been resolved.
For further information, please refer to knowledge base article 37463.
We will keep you posted via this blog post for further updates as they become available.
- Eric R., Development Tech Lead – User Advocacy Group, ESRI Support Services