We need to export all of the metadata for feature data sets and feature classes out of a SDE in FGDC CSDGM XML format without updating it to the new ESRI metadata structure.
We have both arcgis 9.3.1 and 10.1. The SDE is 9.3.1.
I am looking for the best solution for this problem. My first thought is python; however, my supervisor was unable to implement this because the available tool called updates the metadata to 10.1 (I do not see a way to do it in python for 9.3.1). So maybe vba is the way to go...
Please suggest the best approach to this problem.