ArcSDE Databases Have Extent Randomly Change

Discussion created by uteehunt on Jun 24, 2014
Latest reply on May 28, 2019 by klassizistisch

I've been having a problem with the extents of feature classes in our SDE here at work.  Our database is divided into feature datasets that have various feature classes in them.  The problem is as follows:  The feature classes are all in GCS NAD 27.  Sometimes, when editing data (digitizing features and filling in the fields), at some point, the extent of the feature class will change.  The data source is still set correctly, and while the top and right extent are still correct, the bottom and left extent get changed to -400.00 dd.  It's always the bottom and left extent that get changed as well.

I can't think of anything in particular that I'm doing to cause this.  There are a couple of us editing the SDE at the same time, but we are always working in different feature classes. 

It's possible to fix the extent by resetting the data source from a feature class that still has the correct extent, but I'd like to know why this is happening so that we can fix it permanently.