Problem: Cannot view SDE annotation features in ArcInfo Desktop


SDE 3.0.2 annotation features may not display in ArcInfo Desktop if there are other entity types associated with the SDE layer.


ArcCatalog and ArcMap will not display SDE layers that have multiple geometric entity types.

Some methods of creating SDE annotation layers may add point and line entities to the layer's definition.

Solution or Workaround

Remove the line feature entity type from the SDE layer. Your SDE administrator can do this using the SDELAYER command at a system prompt:

sdelayer -o alter -l table,column -e pA -u DB_User_name -p DB_User_password

The SDELAYER command is located under bin in the SDE installation directory.