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Attaching Videos to a Geo-Database ??

09-10-2019 08:52 AM
New Contributor II

Hello and Good Morning to you all.

I've been tasked with adding Videos to an Enterprise Geo-Database as attachments.   Can anyone suggest some best practices for doing this  ??  Any advice or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Thank you all,


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Esri Regular Contributor

I would recommend some performance benchmarking first to find the right method for linking videos to your spatial data and understanding their impact on your workflows. Depending on the size of the files, database configuration, and workflows you may find that storing the videos within the geodatabase as attachments may cause a performance hit.

I would do benchmarking between:

  1. Geodatabase workflows w/o videos
  2. Geodatabase workflows w/ attachments
    1. Enabling attachments—ArcGIS Help | ArcGIS Desktop
  3. Geodatabase workflows w/ attachments as a UNC path
    1. Using Hyperlinks—Help | ArcGIS Desktop 
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