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FAQ: Which Oracle SDO_GEOMETRY geometry types are supported by ArcSDE?

Question

Which Oracle SDO_GEOMETRY geometry types are supported by ArcSDE?

Answer

ArcSDE reads and writes OGIS-compliant simple feature types provided by Oracle Spatial and Oracle Locator. These include simple points, linestrings, and polygons. Multipart features are also supported.

ArcSDE reads and writes compound linestrings and polygons, with straight and circular arcs, for both linestrings and polygons.

ArcSDE cannot write application-specific geographic elements (SDO_ETYPE 0). When read, this geometry type is ignored.

Optimized rectangles (SDO_ETYPE 3, interpretation 3) can be read, but are never written by ArcSDE.

ArcSDE cannot read or write optimized circles (SDO_ETYPE 3, interpretation 4).

ArcSDE does not read or write heterogeneous collections (SDO_GTYPE 4).

For more information about the SDO_GEOMETRY data type, refer to the Oracle Spatial Users Guide and Reference.

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