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How To: Disable archiving for an ArcSDE geodatabase object class

Summary

Instructions provided describe how to disable archiving for an ArcSDE geodatabase object class. By default, there is no option to disable archiving when right-clicking for the context menu, when working with an ArcSDE geodatabase object class.

Procedure

  1. In ArcCatalog, go to Tools > Customize.
  2. Select the 'Toolbars' tab and check 'Context Menus' to open the Context toolbar.
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  3. Click the 'Commands' tab.
  4. Scroll to and select 'Geodatabase Tools' under 'Categories'.
  5. On the left, under 'Commands', select 'Disable Archiving...'.
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  6. Click the 'Context Menus' drop-down menu and navigate to 'Enterprise Table Context Menu'.
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  7. Click and drag the 'Disable Archiving...' to the desired location within the 'Enterprise Table Context Menu'.
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    Now, when right-clicking on an ArcSDE geodatabase object class, 'Disable Archiving...' is available.