When you lose data connection, map hangs...

05-18-2012 08:29 AM
Status: Open
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!
Yes please fix it. We also have big troubles with mxd with broken sde connection, hanging about 2 hours until they open.