Import, Export, Copy & Paste or Load Data; Best practice moving between SDE and File geodatabase?

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09-08-2017 06:16 AM
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It seems I read some time ago that when moving files from one location to another location, that there was a difference between import and export.  That one option would bring it with relationships and the other option did not.  I can't find any documentation on this now. 

Best practice anyone? 

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If you simply Copy\Paste or use the Export\Import using XML Workspace document, all the related items are also carried along.

If you simply Export\Import ( tools like Feature class to Feature class), then those related items are not carried along.

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If you simply Copy\Paste or use the Export\Import using XML Workspace document, all the related items are also carried along.

If you simply Export\Import ( tools like Feature class to Feature class), then those related items are not carried along.

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