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FAQ: Are ArcSDE geodatabase schema changes shown in ArcIMS web sites immediately?

Question

Are ArcSDE geodatabase schema changes shown in ArcIMS web sites immediately?

Answer

No. In multiuser databases, more than one user may be reading and editing the same data at a time.

To be able to work with data in a geodatabase for applications such as ArcMap or ArcIMS, the application must assume that while working with the schema, the data is fixed. This is by design, to protect the integrity of the data. Schema changes such as adding a new column to a feature class do not automatically show up on a website.

What is a schema?

Updates to attributes show up if the ArcSDE geodatabase data is registered as versioned.

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