How to make ArcCatalog tools access mosaic footprints

Discussion created by vudangtc on Feb 12, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 13, 2013 by jie_zhang-esristaff

We are in the process of upgrading 9.3.1 image services to 10.1 Mosaic datasets. With 9.3.1, we were able to access footprint shape file and its data.

From ArcMap 10.1, I can run a select tool on the footprint layer of a mosaic, but I cannot run the same select tool from ArcCatalog on the footprint layer as ArcCatalog does not show the footprint layer and adding "\Footprint" to the feature path does not work.

In fact I cannot run any tools on the footprint layer from ArcCatalog like I can with ArcMap.

This is frustrating as in the past one can expect ArcMap and ArcCatalog to behave consistently.

Is there a way to access the footprint data of a mosaic dataset from ArcCatalog tools or scripting? 

Vu Dang