Recognize Database Connections the same as ArcMap but in ArcGIS Pro

07-12-2017 12:21 PM
Status: Open
by Anonymous User
Not applicable

In the ArcCatalog/ArcMap environment a new Database Connection only needs to be added once. It then exists in either  of the GUIs and only needs to be clicked to connect and view/add data.

In Pro, Database Connections are saved per project. For every new project all of the database connections need to be added again. Every. Time. For a company that creates maps for each user request, this is a big time suck.


Sarah Clark‌ Are you in Pro 2.0?

Favorites > Add To New Projects

Project favorites—ArcGIS Pro | ArcGIS Desktop 

Is that what you're asking?  Please confirm so that we can either mark the idea as Already Offered or better understand the requirement.

Thank you.

by Anonymous User

I'm in 1.3 so I cannot take a look at this. I'm talking specifically about going to Add Data and having existing Database Connections saved in the dialog that opens. If Favorites is a step where I first have to add the saved Database Connection to the project, and then I go to Add Data and it's there, then that is not what I am looking for since that's still an extra step to establish existing connections.