When you lose data connection, map hangs...

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05-18-2012 08:29 AM
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AmyMiller3
New Contributor II
I have an MXD with multiple SDE connections. When one of those (outside my immediate control and unfortunately on a server that is in bad shape and to be replaced relatively soon...) goes down, in v9, I would get a 'drawing error' pop up in the lower right hand corner, but could continue with what I was doing in my MXD. Now in v10, losing this data source totally kills my map. I get "not responding" and I have to manually kill ArcMap. This is a royal pain when editing because all my edits get lost (and yes, I save often, but still...).

The other problem is if I try to launch an MXD that has a broken sde connection in it, it will hang and not open. In the past, it would open but with the Red ! - now it does not do this, it just gives me "not responding" and never opens. This also kills connections via ArcReader...

Please fix this!!! Thank you!
2 Comments
AstridLichtenberger1
Yes please fix it. We also have big troubles with mxd with broken sde connection, hanging about 2 hours until they open.
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