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Use Oracle UPDATE TRIGGER instead of attribute assistant

Question asked by bartjan on Mar 19, 2018
Latest reply on Apr 30, 2018 by bartjan

We have an Geodatabase implemented in Oracle and are using the Attribute Assistant to update some attributes, with values based on other layers, when editing our data.


The use of the attribute assistant is a bit tricky since people sometimes forget to include the necessary tables in their project and since half a year are we also use ArcGIS Pro, which doesn’t have an attribute assistant yet.

It seems to me that the same functionality can also be implemented as an Oracle Update Trigger.  When using the SQL ST_Geometry functions it must be possible obtaining the attributes of related layers (sde.st_intersects).


Before I start to test and develop a trigger I would like to know if some people use Oracle triggers as an alternative for the Attribute Assistant? If so what are the difficulties and limitations?