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How To: Update schema changes with replication

Summary

Instructions provided describe how to update the schema of a child geodatabase from a parent geodatabase using one-way or two-way replication.

Procedure

  1. Open ArcCatalog.
  2. Right-click the child geodatabase > Distributed Geodatabase > Compare Replica Schema.
  3. Check the bullet for 'Geodatabase' and browse to the parent geodatabase.
  4. Select the correct replica for 'Replica Name'.
  5. Specify a name and location for 'Output replica schema changes XML file'.
  6. Click Finish.

    Note:
    This creates an XML file with the schema changes.

  7. Right-click the child geodatabase > Distributed Geodatabase > Import Replica Schema.
  8. Browse to the location of the XML file designated in step 5.
  9. Click Next and click Finish.