Organizing Database Connections?

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05-10-2016 11:59 AM
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I work with an Enterprise GIS that requires over a hundred entries under Database Connections in ArcCatalog.  Are there any options, built-in or user tools, that would allow me to better organize all these connections?  I'm just looking for something as simple as some folders under Database Connections where I can organize similar connection files.

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Well they don't have to live in /users/username/appdata.. etc etc.

Simply create a directory and subdirs of your choice on your local or remote drive and copy and organize there.

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Well they don't have to live in /users/username/appdata.. etc etc.

Simply create a directory and subdirs of your choice on your local or remote drive and copy and organize there.

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I like it when the solutions are simple!  This worked great, thanks!

And yes there is a required naming scheme but they're all very long and often only one character differentiating one connection from another.  Trying to pick the correct one can be eye-numbing.

Organizing them is going to be a sweet relief!

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And, I assume that you already have a decent connection naming convention?

We use something like this for the file name of the connection -

data base name @ server name (user) . sde or something like that.

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