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Create Geodatabase Connection mishandles escape characters

Question asked by sbuscher on May 11, 2016
Latest reply on May 12, 2016 by Christian_Wells-esristaff

The Create Geodatabase Connection fails when passing an instance parameter containing escape characters. For instance, passing 'nomsqapp4d\nomsqapp4d' fails because the '\n' is interpreted inside the arcpy tool code as a new line. This can be verified by calling the function via Python and through running the tool itself in ArcGIS Desktop.


Note that the example instance name is a standard company format and can't be changed. Is there any way around this issue or should this be logged as a bug?