Size of a feature class

02-04-2016 08:24 AM
New Contributor III

I was wondering if anyone knows how to get the size (i.e. GB, MB, KB, etc.) for a particular feature class and/or relationship class with a enterprise geodatabase?

I am currently putting together a database architecture document and I was wanting to know the size in GB and/or MB of a feature class. I also have attachments related to some feature classes and I wanted to know the total size in GB and/or MB for those 'Blobs.'


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Esri Esteemed Contributor

This question has been asked before, but the answer hasn't really changed -- It's very difficult to distinguish between the bytes used in tables and the bytes used in blocks that are assigned for use in tables, and the bytes reserved in containers because of the blocks assigned to tables, which makes determining absolute storage a much less absolute exercise.  It's possible to hunt down the information, but it requires a great deal of patience and a detailed knowledge of how the geodatabase is implemented on your database platform.

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MVP Notable Contributor

This is an old thread but I think that it would be helpful for this question to be addressed a little more clearly.

For example, I want to publish a feature class to ArcGIS Online but I would first like to know how large my service would be before it is published (so that I do not eat up too many credits and so that I have an idea of how long it will take to upload and publish). I cannot do this without first publishing my layer and then checking the size. It seems kind of backwards...