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ArcSDE 9.0 Oracle Patch for Long Raw attribute data

Summary

This patch addresses a problem with reading attribute data stored in a long raw (blob) column. YOU MUST INSTALL THE ArcSDE 9.0 General Update Patch BEFORE INSTALLING THIS PATCH. This issue does not impact most users, as only users using long raw (blob) fields to store application information inside ArcSDE have encountered this issue.

Description

Introduction

This patch addresses a problem with reading attribute data stored in a long raw (blob) column. In some cases, a portion of the long raw data being sent to the client could get dropped from the transmission buffer resulting in partial data being sent to the client. This partial data may cause apparent map display problems or may cause the application to fail. Some applications use this long raw (blob) field to store large ArcMap documents or map templates in the database. YOU MUST INSTALL THE ArcSDE 9.0 General Update Patch BEFORE INSTALLING THIS PATCH.

Installing the Patch

ArcSDE 9.0 General Update Patch must be installed on the server and your client applications before you can install this Patch. It is strongly recommended that you back up your database including all previous ArcSDE system tables and user layer data before upgrading your ArcSDE installation. Install this Patch using your SDE user account.

REQUIRED INSTALL STEP: If you connect to ArcSDE 9.0 via an Application Server and Direct Connect connections using ArcGIS 9.0, ArcIMS 9.0, or ArcView GIS 3.3 with DBA 2.1e make sure you also see ESRI Products connecting to ArcSDE (Application and Direct Connect connections).

Server Install for UNIX


Installation Notes:

Installation Steps


During installation, you can either save the original 9.0 files or overwrite them. If you choose to save them, make sure you have enough disk space. The disk space requirements, for each platform, are displayed during the installation process.

  1. Download the appropriate tar file to a location other than $SDEHOME:


  2. Oracle 8i  
    HP (coming soon)
    11 MB
    IBM sde90-oraLRApatch-ora8i-ibm.tar
    9 MB
    Solaris sde90-oraLRApatch-ora8i-slrs.tar
    10 MB
    Tru64 (coming soon)
    11 MB
       
    Oracle 9i (Use these with Oracle 10g)  
    HP64 sde90-oraLRApatch-ora9i-hp64.tar
    11 MB
    IBM64 sde90-oraLRApatch-ora9i-ibm64.tar
    9 MB
    Linux sde90-oraLRApatch-ora9i-lx.tar
    8 MB
    Solaris sde90-oraLRApatch-ora9i-slrs.tar
    10 MB
    Solaris64 sde90-oraLRApatch-ora9i-slrs64.tar
    10 MB
    Tru64 sde90-oraLRApatch-ora9i-tru64.tar
    11 MB

  3. Stop your current ArcSDE service.


  4. % sdemon -o shutdown

  5. Extract the specified tar file by typing:


  6. % tar -xvf sde90-oraLRApatch-<Database>-<Platform>.tar

  7. Start the installation by typing:


  8. % ./applypatch

    This will start the dialog for the menu-driven installation procedure. Default selections are noted in parentheses ( ). To quit the installation procedure, type 'q' at any time.

  9. Start your service again.


  10. % sdemon -o start

Server Install for Windows


Installation Notes:

Installation Steps


  1. Make sure you have write access to the ArcSDE installation folder, that no one is using ArcSDE, and that the ArcSDE service is down.


  2. Download the appropriate files to a location other than the ArcSDE installation folder:
  3. Oracle 8i  
    sde90-oraLRApatch-ora8i-win.exe 2 MB
    Oracle 9i (Use this with Oracle 10g)  
    sde90-oraLRApatch-ora9i-win.exe 2 MB

  4. Double-click sde90-oraLRApatch-ora9i-win.exe to start the install process.


  5. When Setup starts, follow the instructions on your screen.


  6. As the SDE user, run the following command to restart the ArcSDE service:

    sdemon -o start

ArcSDE SDK Install for UNIX


Installation Steps


  1. Download the appropriate tar file to a location other than ArcSDE SDK installation location:
  2. (32 bit Operating System)  
    HP (coming soon)
    2 MB
    IBM sde90-oraLRApatch-sdk-ibm.tar
    2 MB
    Linux sde90-oraLRApatch-sdk-lx.tar
    2 MB
    Solaris sde90-oraLRApatch-sdk-slrs.tar
    4 MB
       
    (64 bit Operating System)  
    HP64 sde90-oraLRApatch-sdk-hp64.tar
    2 MB
    IBM64 sde90-oraLRApatch-sdk-ibm64.tar
    2 MB
    Solaris64 sde90-oraLRApatch-sdk-slrs64.tar
    2 MB
    Tru64 sde90-oraLRApatch-sdk-tru64.tar
    4 MB

  3. Extract the specified tar file by typing:


  4. % tar -xvf sde90-oraLRApatch-sdk-<Platform>.tar

  5. Start the installation by typing:


  6. % ./applypatch

    This will start the dialog for the menu-driven installation procedure. Default selections are noted in parentheses ( ). To quit the installation procedure, type 'q' at any time.

ArcSDE SDK Install for Windows


Installation Steps


  1. Make sure you have write access to the ArcSDE SDK installation folder:.


  2. Download the appropriate files to a location other than the ArcSDE SDK installation folder:
  3. ArcSDE SDK sde90-oraLRApatch-sdk-win.exe 3 MB

  4. Double-click sde90-oraLRApatch-sdk-win.exe to start the install process.


  5. When Setup starts, follow the instructions on your screen.

ESRI Products connecting to ArcSDE (Application and Direct Connect connections).

    UNIX

    • If you connect to ArcSDE 9.0 using ArcInfo Workstation 9.0 or ArcIMS 9.0 SP3, please follow the steps below to install this Patch to your ArcInfo Workstation 9.0 installation directory under $ARCHOME, or ArcIMS 9.0 SP3 installation directory under $AIMSHOME:

      • Before you start, make sure you have write access to the (ArcInfo or ArcIMS) installation directory then download the appropriate compressed tar file to that location:

        HP (coming soon)
        2 MB
        IBM sde90-oraLRApatch-esri-ibm.tar.Z
        2 MB
        Linux sde90-oraLRApatch-esri-lx.tar.Z
        2 MB
        Solaris sde90-oraLRApatch-esri-slrs.tar.Z
        4 MB
        Tru64 sde90-oraLRApatch-esri-tru64.tar.Z
        4 MB

      • ArcIMS only, stop the ArcIMS Tasker, ArcIMS Monitor, ArcIMS Application Server (in that order).

      • Uncompress and extract the specified tar file for your platform. Ensure that the last letter of the file name is a capital Z. Otherwise, the uncompress command will not work. At the UNIX prompt type:

        %cd <installation_directory> (i.e. cd $ARCHOME)
        %uncompress sde90-oraLRApatch-esri-<Platform>.tar.Z
        %tar -xvf sde90-oraLRApatch-esri-<Platform>.tar

      • ArcIMS only, restart ArcIMS Application Server, ArcIMS Monitor and ArcIMS Tasker (in that order).


    Windows

    • If you connect to ArcSDE 9.0 using ArcGIS 9.0 SP3, ArcIMS 9.0 SP3, ArcInfo Workstation 9.0 , or ArcView GIS 3.3 with DBA 2.1e, please follow the steps below to install this Patch to your ArcGIS 9.0, ArcIMS 9.0, ArcInfo Workstation 9.0 , or ArcView GIS 3.3 with DBA 2.1e installation folder:

    • Before you start, make sure you have write access to the installation folder, then download the zip file to that location:

      sde90-oraLRApatch-esri-win.zip 2 MB

    • ArcIMS only, stop the ArcIMS Tasker, ArcIMS Monitor, ArcIMS Application Server (in that order).

    • Use WinZip to extract the new file from sde90-oraLRApatch-esri-win.zip to the appropriate installation folder, see list below:

      • ArcGIS Desktop, Server, Engine, Reader, or ArcView 9 - <installation-folder>\arcgis\bin
      • ArcGIS Workstation - <installation-folder>\arcexe9x\bin
      • ArcView GIS - <installation-folder>\av_gis30\arcview\(bin32 & DCONNECT\LIB)
      • Depending on the ArcIMS Setup features installed, the SDE client file could be located in one or more of the following locations:
        • C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\bin
        • C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcIMS\IndexBuilder
        • C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcIMS\Metadata\Commands
        • C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcIMS\Server\bin

    • ArcIMS only, restart ArcIMS Application Server, ArcIMS Monitor and ArcIMS Tasker (in that order).

How to identify which Patch is installed


    UNIX

    Any modified UNIX executables (or libraries) being sent out as part of a Patch will return the unique identification number for that fix when checked with the "what" command for UNIX and the "strings" command for Linux. For example, to display the identification string for this Patch on UNIX, type:

      %what gsrvr.static | grep QFE

      QFE-SDE-90-CQ00280527

    Windows

    To check for the presence of a Patch, for each file examine the unique identification information provided (right click, properties, version tab, item name, QFE Version). With only a few exceptions, all files modified as part of a Patch distribution can be uniquely identified in this manner. The identification string for this Patch should read:

      QFE-SDE-90-CQ00280527

Patch Updates

Check the Online Support Center periodically for the availability of additional Patches. New information about this Patch will be posted here.

    UPDATE 04/07/2006 - Now Available:

    • The ArcSDE Oracle9i, SDK and ESRI products downloads for Tru64.

    UPDATE 10/11/2005 - Now Available:

    • The ArcSDE Oracle9i and SDK downloads for HP64.

    UPDATE 10/07/2005 - Now Available:

    • The ArcSDE Oracle8i, SDK and ESRI products downloads for IBM.
    • The ArcSDE Oracle9i, SDK and ESRI products downloads for Linux.

Getting Help

Domestic sites, please contact ESRI Technical Support at 909.793.3774, if you have any difficulty installing this Patch. International sites, please contact your local ESRI software distributor.