access relational datastore postgres database in arc catalog

06-23-2021 01:27 AM
by Anonymous User
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Hi All,

is there any possibility to access the data in relational datastore through arccatalog ? if yes does it shows spatial data or only tables ?as per the documentation esri says it does have tables in postgres relational datastore.

kindly suggest on this.

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The ArcGIS Data Store is only supposed to be accessible via the REST interfaces (via the Hosting Server) and certainly if you want to 'support'.  The PostgreSQL database uses none-standard ports, and hidden credentials to dissuade you from doing so.

If you want to use the data in a desktop product (recommend Pro) then connect via the REST endpoint or extract the data as a copy (fGDB) and use it that way.  🙂


Scott Tansley
Consulting Architect (ArcGIS Enterprise)
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Accessing the postgres database directly is not recommended by Esri however if you are really determine to access the relational db,  I don't see what can stop you :). 

Have you tried updating pg_hba.conf(back this up first) to trust all host? that way you can log in without requiring a password.

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