Merge Feature Classes with Attachments

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10-29-2013 08:51 AM
ChadFoster
Occasional Contributor
I have two FGDB's, both with the same feature classes.  I have a hydrants feature class in FGDB 1 that has attachments (pictures) related and want to merge/copy those features to FGDB 2 in its hydrant feature class.  Is this possible?  I have tried copying the features first, but the global id's change and then the relationship with the attachments do not function properly.  I have tried to export the feature class from FGDB 1 to an .xml and then load it into FGDB 2, it says it will overwrite the entire FGDB.
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ZoltanKovacs2
New Contributor
You might have found the below KB link yourself. If not, have a look:
http://support.esri.com/em/knowledgebase/techarticles/detail/40072

You will need to play with unique/global IDs as an addition to that and establish join first to make it work properly. (Otherwise it won't do it in the right order.) It's not the easiest workaround, but works.
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BobbiLay
New Contributor III
Did you find a good solution for this?  The link is helpful but I'm still not getting what I need.  Thanks
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