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Make Query Layer from Two Databases

Question asked by WDziuba on May 17, 2017
Latest reply on May 18, 2017 by vangelo-esristaff



I'm attempting to create a query layer from a feature class in our SDE database plus three additional tables from an external database that is stored in the same SQL Server instance. The SQL statement supplied contains four joins. One to our feature class, and the remaining three to the external database.


I'm using the "Make Query Layer" tool set. It accepts the SQL statement supplied and I select three columns to be the unique identifiers. Great so far. 


My Question: Is the query layer dynamic? Meaning, does it react like a view where it will continue to read data from the three external tables when additional data is added to those external tables?


And finally, it's weird, but the results window states that the process was successful, but I cannot find the output query layer anywhere in my database...!!