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GeoPackage vs Mobile Database?

07-18-2022 04:44 PM
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MVP Regular Contributor

Hi all, 

I feel like this is a dumb question, but I'm wondering what the difference is between a mobile gdb and a geopackage?

I understand that they're formatted differently, but I would appreciate a rundown on their respective functionality and when to use each one.


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Esri Regular Contributor

Good question, there are actually seven different "flavors" of mobile / sqlite geodatabases. You can find the full list of these types and their definitions in this blog post from Esri, about halfway down the article under the "Displaying the database type in the Database Properties dialog for mobile geodatabase and other SQLite data sources" section. You can also read more about mobile geodatabases in the online help for Mobile Geodatabases.

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