Bug: A layer defined as NOT NULL NUMBER(38), that is exported with sdeexport and imported, is incorrectly defined as NUMBER(10)
Taking a layer with an OBJECTID column defined as NOT NULL NUMBER(38), exporting it using sdeexport, and re-importing it causes the OBJECTID column to be incorrectly defined as NUMBER(10).
This is a known issue.
** This issue has been addressed in ArcSDE 9.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
Click on the link in Related Information below to download the Service Pack, if necessary. **
Published : 5/5/2016
Article ID: 000007714
Software: ArcSDE 9.0