SQL sde. Issues

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01-16-2018 03:12 PM
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So earlier I copied a feature class located in my sql.sde and pasted the feature class into a file geodatabase in a separate folder. My question is why is it that the sql.sde feature class no longer contains any of the data now found in the file geodatabase and how can I restore it? Thanks.

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Looks like somehow you were able to delete the rows in the feature class, leaving behind an empty feature class.  There are a couple of options in addition to what I suggested earlier to get your data back into your enterprise geodatabse.

Append  Append—Help | ArcGIS Desktop 

Simple data loader Loading data in the Catalog tree—ArcGIS Help | ArcGIS Desktop 

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By SQL.sde, I am assuming that you are referring to a SQL Server enterprise geodatabase....correct me if that is not the case.

What do you mean by

the sql.sde feature class no longer contains any of the data now found in the file geodatabase

  •  Do you mean there is a mismatch in the number of records?
  •  Did you check the data in the sde gdb before performing the Copy\Paste?

 

Copying a Feature Class, cannot delete data from inside, on its own. So surely, there is more to it, if indeed data is missing.

Make sure, you are not connected to a different Version in the sde gdb, while checking the data.

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What I mean by "the sql.sde feature class no longer contains any of the data now found in the file geodatabase" is that in the attribute table itself it only contains the field names of the data and not the actual data itself. To clarify i performed the copy and paste in Arcmap and there are no other versions in the sde gdb.

Field names are still there but nothing else.

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In addition to what asrujit_pb‌ suggests, just to clarify, were you in an ArcMap edit session when you copied and pasted the data or did you perfrom the c&p in ArcCatalog?

If the data is truly 'gone' from the enterprise gdb, you should be able to import it from the file gdb, or export it from the file gdb.  Of course, if you are perfroming regular back-up in SQL server, (and you are, right?!?!?!) you could always restore the database.

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To answer your question I performed the copy and paste in ArcMap. I wasn't performing regular back in SQL server. I simply wanted a copy of the feature class in another folder.

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Looks like somehow you were able to delete the rows in the feature class, leaving behind an empty feature class.  There are a couple of options in addition to what I suggested earlier to get your data back into your enterprise geodatabse.

Append  Append—Help | ArcGIS Desktop 

Simple data loader Loading data in the Catalog tree—ArcGIS Help | ArcGIS Desktop 

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Were you in an edit session?  I copy paste a couple of times a day from SDE to fgdbs without any issues.  Copy paste doesn't do anything to the source so there is something else going on.  You don't even need edit permissions in SDE for a copy paste.  Personally, I always use ArcCatalog for this and use a readonly account on the source SDE database when both the source and target are SDE.

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