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Ensuring that Personal and File Geodatabases are kept in sync when updated daily?

Question asked by ejdkeys on Sep 12, 2017
Latest reply on Sep 13, 2017 by rastrauch

We wish to link an ESRI geodatabase to an ‘.mdb’ database. The ‘mdb’ database is updated daily. We would like to make sure that the ‘.gdb’ is up to date whenever updates are made to the ‘.mdb’.

We wish to use this ‘.gdb’ as a template for ARCMap workspaces, where all the geoscientists have access to up-to-date information. Currently many geoscientists in the organization have out-of-date files they are using on their personal machines. Currently people work from their own workspaces (.mxd), where it is never known if they have access to all the pertinent files, or if the files they have in their workspaces are up-to-date.

We wish to have the changing ‘.mdb’ database regularly ‘merged’ into the gdb. Additionally, other files (raster images, tenement polygons, etc) are desired to be automatically updated into the ‘.gdb’ as changes occur to the master files.