Upload a raster into SQL Server 2008 using ArcCatalog

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03-04-2014 01:49 AM
josesanchez1
New Contributor III
Hi,

I can access my server's sql server database using a Direct Connection in ArcCatalog. I can succesfully display shapefiles.

What I need is just import/export raster images from ArcCatalog to SQL Server and viceversa, in the similar way as with Oracle. Is that option available?

Should I enable the option (right-click over the connection) Enable Geodatabase..?

Thanks in advance,

Jose.
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George_Thompson
Esri Frequent Contributor
Jose,

It sound like you SQL Server database is not a geodatabase. You can have feature classes in your SQL database, the feature geometry is stored as SQL Server Geometry. If you would like to use the full functionality of a geodatabase, I would recommend enabling it. This will allow you to import/export the raster data that you need.

Enabling geodatabase functionality in an existing SQL Server database: http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.2/#/Enabling_geodatabase_functionality_in_an_existing_SQ...
--- George T.
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josesanchez1
New Contributor III
Jose,

It sound like you SQL Server database is not a geodatabase. You can have feature classes in your SQL database, the feature geometry is stored as SQL Server Geometry. If you would like to use the full functionality of a geodatabase, I would recommend enabling it. This will allow you to import/export the raster data that you need.

Enabling geodatabase functionality in an existing SQL Server database: http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.2/#/Enabling_geodatabase_functionality_in_an_existing_SQ...


Well, now it is obvious that the ArcGIS Server is needed, and this is what we are trying to avoid precisely. I thought that just by having the ArcGIS Advanced license was enough.

Jose.
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