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Can I edit a native SQL Server layer in ArcMap

Question asked by MChilcott on Feb 23, 2017
Latest reply on Feb 27, 2017 by jesdial

Hi Peoples,


One of our Divisions is using SQL Server to store data in the native spatial format.


Can this be edited directly with ArcMap?

Do I need to install ArcSDE (create the Geodatabase) to enable editing with ArcMap. 


If the data is already in the database - do I have to register it with the Geodatabase?

Anyone got the references to how to approach this?

Anyone know if there are any gotchas in relation to data created via another app, then edited in ArcMap?


I have a feeling the user created the data with MapInfo, and may plan to attempt to edit in both - which has the potential to go pair shaped if you ask me.