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Error: Problem Adding Relate 'relatename'

Error Message

When using the LAYERUTIL command to register a layer with an external database management system (DBMS)-related table, the following error message appears:

"Problem Adding Relate <relatename>"

Cause

This is a known issue. ArcSDE for Coverages cannot handle external DBMS tables that contain binary large object (BLOB) field types.

Solution or Workaround

Modify the table so that the associated field does not have a datatype defined as BLOB.