Loading Data into a versioned dataset

Discussion created by CJCarsley on Dec 5, 2013
Latest reply on Dec 5, 2013 by vangelo-esristaff
Is there anything wrong with loading data into versioned feature class using the data load function in ArcCatalog?

I performed this task on a Street_Centerlines feature class in my own version, but it appears to have caused a massive data corruption to occur in both my version and the Default version.  I hadn't posted the changes, but I did perform the data load outside of an edit session.

I tested this process in an inactive sde database, and it worked flawlessly.  When I later attempted it on the active database (which has considerably more overhead), it broke.

The goal here was to delete all features from the Street_Centerlines feature class, and load in an updated version of the feature class without disconnecting users.  I know this isn't the best practice, but I was trying to work around the limitations of using Truncate and Append on a versioned data set. 

Any thoughts or insights on this topic are appreciated!