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FAQ: After metadata is upgraded to ArcGIS 10, is it viewable in version 9.3.1 and earlier?

Question

After metadata is upgraded to ArcGIS 10, is it viewable in version 9.3.1 and earlier?

Answer

In ArcGIS versions 9.3.1 and earlier, access to metadata that was created in version 10 varies depending on the data being used.

· If a geodatabase has been upgraded to version 10, it cannot be accessed in version 9.3.1 or earlier and therefore cannot be viewed.
· If the data is a shapefile, the metadata can be viewed in earlier versions of ArcGIS as the style in which it was created.