SDC (Smart Data Compression) Data in Pro

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09-20-2018 11:59 AM
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Will SDC data be supported in Pro?  It does not get imported into an aprx during the mxd import process.

Has this data format been deprecated by ESRI?

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There is an enhancement request to support SDC - "ENH-000117007 - Provide the ability to read *.sdc files within ArcGIS Pro.  These Smart Data Compression file types are provided by Esri and should be supported in ArcGIS Pro."

The current workaround is to convert the *.sdc files to a geodatabase.

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Has this been addressed yet?

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That enhancement request is closed with this explanation:

The SDC format is no longer supported following the ArcGIS 10.2 series of releases. See the "Deprecation Plan for ArcGIS 10.3 and ArcGIS 10.2.x": http://downloads2.esri.com/support/TechArticles/W32809_DEPRECATION_PLAN_FOR_ARCGIS_10_3_and_10_2_x__...

That would indicate the workaround is the path forward.

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Per your own document quote below and you can still read SDC in ArcMap 10.6.  The question is will ArcPro ever be able to read SDC files? I am guessing the answer is no?

"[Added November 22, 2013] Esri will continue to support the Smart Data Compression (SDC) format through the 10.2 series of releases (ArcGIS 10.2, 10.2.1, and 10.2.2)."

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