direct connect to a database table rather than a schema

Idea created by Candy on Sep 10, 2013
    • Candy
    I have a legacy system that contains 100 users calling over 350 feature classes into arcgis 9.3.1.  Each feature class is a registered view to each user.  For this reason an arccatalog tablescan takes a very long time to display a list of feature classes in the table of contents, over 30min before a connection is complete and it is not finishing.

    Is it possible to apply syntax to include a database/schema/table for example iamsprod/iams/block

    At 10.1 I like how you can specify the database service as specified in tnsnames.ora files