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SDE and Geoprocessing

Question asked by cdspatial Champion on Feb 17, 2015
Latest reply on Feb 18, 2015 by vangelo-esristaff

A beginner ArcSDE question for you guys.  I'm in ArcGIS 10.2.1 and working on a Version and I'd like to run some geoprocessing tools on the Version.  Specifically, for starters I'd like to Erase out some areas so I can later append in replacements.  However, Erase creates a new output feature class and the Version cannot be the output.

 

So my question is this, how does one work on a Version with geoprocessing tools that create a new output (which most geoprocesing tools do)?  This ESRI help article seems to suggest that geoprocessing be done outside SDE:

 

Geoprocessing considerations for ArcSDE data

ArcGIS Help (10.2, 10.2.1, and 10.2.2)

 

If geoprocessing is done outside SDE, then what is the suggested workflow then to take the result and incorporate it back into the Version?  For example, how do I get the Version to be Erased?  Also, I didn't see it, but is there a list of what processes can be done directly to a Version?  I discovered that the Append Geoprocessing tool works, but would like to know what other ones also can work.

 

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Chris Donohue, GISP

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