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Import XML Workspace Document to existing fgdb doesn't overwrite domains

Question asked by jknowles@usbr.gov_USBR on Mar 4, 2020
Latest reply on Apr 9, 2020 by KKramer-esristaff

Here's our typical workflow:

 

  1. Design database using Enterprise Architect
  2. Export to xml workspace document
  3. Import to file geodatbase from xml workspace document in ArcGIS Pro
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 as needed importing to same fgdb each time in Step 3

 

In ArcGIS Pro, even though the domains get updated, the changes don't appear in the Domains view. If I export back out to xml workspace document in Pro and I look at the exported xml, I can confirm that the xml has the domain changes.

 

EDIT: this is not correct. The exported xml does not have the changes. The tool apparently is not overwriting existing domains.

 

I've even closed out the Pro project, reopened it, and the domains as seen in Domains view do not reflect any domain changes.

 

This has also happened when I use the Table to Domain tool with update_option='REPLACE'. The tool runs successfully, but the changes don't show up in the Domains view.

 

EDIT: The issue with Table to Domain seems to be a separate issue.

 

Is there any way to refresh the Domains view to reflect what is actually in the fgdb?

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