Licensing for Relationship Class Use-case Scenarios

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01-04-2022 10:48 AM
JesseClark
New Contributor II

Hi GIS Community, 

My organization relies on basic level desktop licenses for our work, but I am interested in upgrading one license to standard level to take advantage of relationship classes. I found documentation for ArcMap that suggests the rest of my GIS team using basic level desktop licenses will be unable to edit any feature classes participating in a relationship class. Is this true for ArcGIS Pro users as well? I am aware that relationship classes are supported by ArcGIS Online and mobile geodatabases. If I connected online feature services through a relationship class, would anyone on my GIS team using basic level desktop licenses be able to edit those feature services in ArcGIS Pro? What about editing those feature services live or in a offline scenario via mobile geodatabase in the Field Collector app for iOS - what kind of desktop licensing or Online user types are required for this kind of workflow? Thanks for any guidance you can provide. 

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ABishop
Regular Contributor III
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JesseClark
New Contributor II

Thanks Amanda. I reviewed that particular help page before posting, but I found the discussion and functionality tables too general to answer my specific questions.

ABishop
Regular Contributor III

I think the gist is that a basic license only provides you the access to view and analyze the data, not to edit it.... which is what I thought you were asking?

Amanda Bishop, GISP
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JesseClark
New Contributor II

Yes, but also hoping to find explicit confirmation through help documentation I possibly overlooked or through someone who has experience navigating the limitations of different Desktop license levels where relationship classes are concerned. I would rather not add more standard level licenses than necessary to our account, especially if a solution is available through Online feature services, but I am pessimistic about my prospects for Desktop software.

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ABishop
Regular Contributor III

With Pro, the licensing on desktop is same as in ArcGIS Online.  I don't think the functionality differs.  Might be worth it to call your ESRI business representative or licensing manager to ask specifics.

Amanda Bishop, GISP
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