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CreateArcSDEConnectionFile returns warning but creates the file

Question asked by HimBromBeere on Apr 1, 2016
Latest reply on Apr 7, 2016 by akk602dev

I already posted this question here but got no satisfying answer so far.


My problem ist the following: I connect to an ArcSDE-geodatabase using CreateArcSDEConnectionFile. When I execute this code I get a warning

WARNING 000565: Could not connect to server.

However the file was created, I can even drop it to ArcCatalog-folder, where SDE-files are located and open the connection in ArcCatalog.

However the connection-parameters seem valid as I already checked the same on my own machine - working.

This is the appropriate code so far:

temp = r'C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\Temp'
host = "myServer"
sdeFileName = "mySdeFile.sde"
service = "sde:oracle11g:myHost/myInstance:" + user
arcpy.CreateArcSDEConnectionFile_management(temp, sdeFileName, myHost, service, username = user, password = password, version = version)


What makes me confuse is that when chaning to application-server-connection the function returns without any error or warning (also checked it with Direct-Connect, which works also).

So I assume that the mentioned warning not necessarily means an invalid connection. Thus I appended a check for the contained datasets:

if "000565" in arcpy.GetMessages() and arcpy.ListDatasets() == []:
     raise IOError("Invalid SDE-connection paramaters")

However this seems bit overkill to me.


Is this a bug? Am I stuck on making a check on the datasets?