ArcPRO indexing Enterprise SDE content to improve project speed

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07-29-2019 07:00 PM
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JamesBotterill4
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Are you experiencing slowness initially opening a project in ArcPRO?

Do you have a large amount of Enterprise SDE content in your map views / layouts?

Then consider unticking the "Skip enterprise database connections" under ArcPRO > Options

My suggestion to ESRI is:

Change: update the hover text or add a popup when users add a SDE databases connection to consider indexing options

Why: as above, the "skip" enterprise connections is ticked on by default, so the user needs a reminder to consider indexing SDE content should they have more of it say compared to just file geodatabase

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AlisonMynsberge

Interesting...  Does this really speed things up? @KoryKramer 

KoryKramer

Indexing is a consideration when troubleshooting performance issues as described in Troubleshooting Performance Issues in ArcGIS Pro 

Switch to the Indexing tab (learn more about indexing options).

  • If you know where your data is, or you rarely have reason to search projects, you can turn indexing off.  Try turning off indexing, or otherwise reschedule it to occur during times when you’re not using your machine.
KoryKramer

To add to the response above https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/latest/help/projects/index-project-items.htm#GUID-07D6A013-47CB-43... indicates that by default the contents of enterprise geodatabases are not indexed.

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