ArcGIS Pro Database Connection Naming based upon Database not Instance

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09-08-2017 10:51 AM
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I, like I feel most people, have multiple .sde databases underneath one instance (Production, Staging, Development, etc.). When I as the GIS Analyst am working in ArcGIS Pro, and I build a database connection to both my Staging and Production database, it doesn't name them based upon the name of the sde geodatabase but rather based upon the instance. I therefore get instance.sde, instance(2).sde, and instance(3).sde. I would like to see ArcGIS Pro recognize the database name and name the connection off of the name and not the instance.

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Would love to see this in ArcMap as well

I'd suggest that the default name include the instance, database name, and user - we often manage many database connections across various servers with multiple user accounts per database. 

A related Idea is: Defining Database Connection Name while creating