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Bug: Metadata is not included when importing data to and exporting data from ArcSDE

Description

When importing or exporting data into ArcSDE, the metadata does not get imported.

Cause

This is a known issue.

Workaround

There are two workarounds for this issue.

  • Use the "(multiple)..." option instead of the "(single)..." option in ArcCatalog when importing or exporting into ArcSDE.
  • Export the metadata to an XML file and import it into the newly imported ArcSDE feature class.