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Create lines from a Blob field in ArcMap/Catalog

Question asked by bananapa on Jan 31, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 4, 2013 by bananapa
Is there some way to create lines from points stored in a Blob field? It's a SDE-database line feature class that has crashed in some way, but I can still get the raw data and the feature class works in a third party application. No, I can't recover the database from a backup, because it turns out our IT department only stores backups 7 days.

The said third party application reads it's data from a view made of the data table and geometry table. This view I have exported to a regular file geodatabase (to be on the safe side with experiments). So, I need to somehow extract the geometry data from the Blob field, so I can recreate the lines. I'm having a hard time finding anything like this on Google.

There's also a field named ENTITY, and one named NUMOFPTS. I'm guessing these have got something to do with the Blob field (named POINTS).

This is related to a database problem i have: http://forums.arcgis.com/threads/75873-Error-opening-feature-class-(which-can-be-opened-in-another-application)?p=266071#post266071

If I could create lines from the Blobs in some way, I might solve my problem.

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