Cannot delete version

Discussion created by cmarkjr on Jun 9, 2011
Latest reply on Aug 2, 2011 by dlaw-esristaff
ArcSDE 9.3.1 SP1

Problem Description

I have a a two level version tree setup - Default -> Users

I have a child version (parent is default) with no dependents.  I can't delete the version.

There were never any child versions created from that version.  I've tried through Catalog, command line - sdeversion commands, tried changing the version name, reconciling again, start/stopping sde, rebooting the server...

Error Message

From ArcCatalog (right click>versions>Delete version)

�??Unable to delete version.  Operation not allowed on a version with dependent children [ownername.loc_1106]�?�

From command line - (sdeversion -o delete....)

Error: Can not delete a version that is the parent of other versions (-285).
Error: Unable to delete version.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

- Craig