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Removing Connections from ArcGIS Pro

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11-14-2017 08:03 PM
DeanHowell1
Occasional Contributor III

I have added a number of Connections in ArcGIS Pro (Insert=>Connections=>Add WMS but now I want to remove some from the project.

I can't seem to find where to do this as I don't get a delete option when right clicking.

Any suggestions?

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DeanHowell1
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Hello Adrian, yes the latest version puts the connections into their own project folder in ArcGIS Pro and it has a remove option.

The interesting thing I did notice is that the connection is removed from the list in ArcGIS Pro but it is still in the project folder when viewed in Windows explorer.

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AdrianWelsh
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Dean,

Do they not get stored in your project folder in Windows Explorer?

You know, you have your gdb file, your index folder, your aprx file, your tbx file, then whatever connection files you have created for that project. Likely you can delete them there.

DeanHowell1
Occasional Contributor III

Thanks Adrian, I will give it a go. It seems a bit clunky and am surprised there is not a 'Remove' option.   

DeanHowell1
Occasional Contributor III

Hello Adrian, yes that did work by deleting it from the folder outside of ArcGIS Pro. Maybe someone from Esri could add that to the wish list of being able to delete from the user interface.

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DanPatterson_Retired
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You need the catalog pane... it is either delete and/or remove depending on what you have active.  Unless you are talking about something completely different

DeanHowell1
Occasional Contributor III

Thanks Dan, but it is under the folders not under databases.

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AdrianWelsh
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Dean, have you updated to the latest version of ArcGIS Pro? I am wondering if this issue ever got fully resolved.

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DeanHowell1
Occasional Contributor III

Hello Adrian, yes the latest version puts the connections into their own project folder in ArcGIS Pro and it has a remove option.

The interesting thing I did notice is that the connection is removed from the list in ArcGIS Pro but it is still in the project folder when viewed in Windows explorer.

AdrianWelsh
MVP Honored Contributor

I'm glad to hear it! It sounds like this issue is resolved. Can you mark your response as the Correct Answer? Or maybe just keeping it at "assumed answered" is good enough.

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