Code for batch generation of thumbnails within ArcSDE database

Discussion created by wrobeln on Jun 11, 2013
Latest reply on Jun 13, 2013 by rzufelt

I currently help manage my companies enterprise ArcSDE database.
We are running ArcSDE 9.3.1 on Oracle 10.0.2.

I am after a single script which can be run to create/update the metadata thumbnails of all fetaure classes and rasters within the database. Many of the feature classes are contained within feature datasets.

The thumbnails need to be generated from the preview, the same as when using the Create Thumbnail button in ArcCatalog.

I am new to python and programming in general, but my feeling is that if there is a button to do this once, then it is likely that this can be scripted to do a batch.

Thanks in advance for any answers.

Neil Wrobel