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The spatial index of a feature class created in an ArcSDE 9.1 geodatabase is not created automatically by an ArcGIS 9.2 application.
Beginning with ArcGIS 9.2, spatial grid indexes are created automatically for ArcSDE 9.2 feature classes using an ArcSDE binary storage type. However, the underlying functionality to automatically generate a spatial grid index in an ArcSDE 9.1 geodatabase does not exist.
Therefore, it is not possible for an ArcGIS 9.2 or higher application, such as ArcCatalog or geoprocessing conversion tools such as Copy Features or Feature Class to Feature Class, to automatically generate a spatial grid index on a feature class created in an ArcSDE 9.1 geodatabase.
Manually enter the grid index values and create the spatial grid index by using one of the following:
See the ArcGIS Desktop Help for more information on how to use Geoprocessing tools.