How To: How to create a direct connect from ArcIMS to ArcSDE/Oracle
ArcIMS users can connect to and read spatial data directly in an Oracle database without having to use an ArcSDE Application server.
Connecting from ArcIMS to ArcSDE can be easily done via Author. In some cases the ArcSDE Application server may need to be bypassed, as this may improve performance. To do this, update the SDEWORKSPACE element in the axl file and use direct connect.
Follow the steps below.
Open Author and establish a connection to the ArcSDE database. Add the ArcSDE layers to the map. Save the map as a map configuration file (.axl).
In the .axl file, locate the SDEWORKSPACE element: