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03-12-2014 12:05 PM
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Can anyone tell me is it possible to make a connection to a Access DateBase in ArcMap. If not, is possible to pull the Tables for the Access Database into a GeoDataBase.
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It was possible and exceptionally handy do link Access databases.  However, newer versions of ArcGIS have taken away this possibility.

There may be a work around but I have not explored it.

There is a different workaround however.  Create a new personal geodatabase with ArcCatalog.

Then use that database as an Access database and you can load it with tables that you can bring into ArcGIS

Basically just a different way of creating and Access Database.


Can anyone tell me is it possible to make a connection to a Access DateBase in ArcMap. If not, is possible to pull the Tables for the Access Database into a GeoDataBase.
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It always helps if you provide the configuration details (atleast the version of ArcGIS Desktop in this case)

HowTo:  Connect to Microsoft Access 2007/2010 (ACCDB) files in ArcGIS:
http://support.esri.com/fr/knowledgebase/techarticles/detail/32976

HowTo:  Use Microsoft Access tables in ArcGIS:
http://support.esri.com/en/knowledgebase/techarticles/detail/30770

Connecting to a Microsoft Access database in ArcGIS:
http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#//005s00000023000000
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So if I understand this correctly, you are displaying updateable layers in real time from an access database hosted by arcGIS? If so, can I update that database from a mobile client? So I would be adding social events to an Access "calendar" for display on a map...or is this offbase for this product?

Thanks!

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