How to know what mxds or models are using a particular feature class

Idea created by sehafiz on Dec 2, 2018
    • marjoriejerez
    • sehafiz

     A feature class in an enterprise geodatabase may be in use by various users and in various mxds stored in various locations in a network. The Geodatabase administrator may not have even access to many of the locations of the mxds.


    My question is, is there any way to know what mxds or models etc. are using a particular feature class?


    For example, before deleting or renaming a feature class in a geodatabase I want to know what mxds and models etc. are using the feature class so that I can fix the connectivity issue easily.


    If the functionality is not present in the current releases of ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Enterprise (10.6) can it be added in the next release please?


    Thank you.


    Kind regards,



    This has been marked by Kory Kramer as a Duplicate of What maps are associated with this shapefile/geodatabase?  Please up vote and comment on that idea.