Defining Database Connection Name while creating

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06-14-2013 03:20 AM
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PiotrIwaniuk
New Contributor III
I use many database servers, often with different instances and, of course, users. When you create new connection it is named automatically like "connection to -server-.sde". First of all the "connection to" part is totally needless, it's in Database Connection branch of the tree, isn't it. Name of the server is kind of insufficient and always needs editing. I think it would be really nice if the name of the connection could be defined in Add Database Connection dialog or at least automatically created in more useful way, i.e. server instance user.sde (or server database user.sde).
4 Comments
AlainCOUTURIER
it would be really nice if the name of the connection could be defined in Add Database Connection dialog or at least automatically created in more useful way, i.e.my preference : server database (user).sde).
PaulHoefflerGISS

Setting the name during new database connection creation would be an improvement, and/or to have the default name include the database name, the user, and the database instance - these are all important attributes of the connection. As mentioned by OP, the current default name is fairly useless.

Kory Kramer‌, have you seen an Idea that's more recent than this one and/or specific to Pro?

This is something that's bothered me and been a pain for years - I bet many would appreciate a simple improvement!

KoryKramer

Like this? ArcGIS Pro Database Connection Naming based upon Database not Instance 

As for naming as part of creating the connection, looking at this in Pro 2.5, as soon as the connection is created, it is highlighted and ready to rename

I realize that it isn't asking you to populate a parameter called "Connection name" as part of the Database Connection dialog, but the item is activated for editing as part of the process of creating the connection.

Anyway, for the actual default name to be different, I think that idea referenced above gets at that.

Hope this helps.

PaulHoefflerGISS

Yep, that Idea seems a bit more relevant.

The immediate rename is helpful, but a more useful default name would be excellent.

Thanks for your quick and helpful response!