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Access SDE from Data Store in python toolbox

06-09-2024 10:26 AM
New Contributor

I have a toolbox that accesses a database through an SDE, which is stored locally. This works for local jobs, but I need to deploy this to an Enterprise portal. I've created a Data Store for the SDE, but I can't figure out how to now access the Data Store version of the SDE in a python toolbox. I can find the Data Store through'*',item_type="Data Store"). But how do I use it to access a GDB in the SDE?

I need to convert something like:


To access the same SDE through the Data Store

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Occasional Contributor III

Maybe with ArcGIS API? Untested.


import arcpy
from arcgis.gis import GIS
import os

def main():
    # Get parameters 
    portal_url = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0)
    username = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(1)
    password = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(2)
    data_store_title = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(3)

    # Authenticate with the Enterprise portal
    gis = GIS(portal_url, username, password)

    # Search for the Data Store item
    data_store_items ='*', item_type="Data Store")

    # Find the specific Data Store by title
    data_store = next((item for item in data_store_items if item.title == data_store_title), None)

    if data_store is None:
        arcpy.AddError(f"Data Store with title '{data_store_title}' not found.")

    # Get the connection properties
    connection_properties =

    # Use arcpy to access the geodatabase
    arcpy.env.workspace = connection_properties

    # Example: List all feature classes in the geodatabase
    feature_classes = arcpy.ListFeatureClasses()
    arcpy.AddMessage(f"Feature Classes: {feature_classes}")

if __name__ == "__main__":



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Thanks for the suggestion. I'm able to get the connection string but it looks like assigning it to the environment causes it to break (the ListFeatureClasses runs forever until I interrupt it)

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