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If data is accessed from the Database Servers connection and used in a geoprocessing task, the data is copied to the server during the publishing process regardless if the database is registered as a data store.

Last Published: October 2, 2015 ArcGIS for Server
Bug ID Number BUG-000084339
SubmittedJanuary 5, 2015
Last ModifiedJune 5, 2024
Applies toArcGIS for Server
Version found10.3
StatusKnown Limit

Additional Information

The documentation has been updated to note that a .GDS (database server connection) is not supported. Only .SDE and .ODC files are valid inputs to registering databases with the data store. SQL Express data can still be used in a Geoprocessing Service and registered with the data store. A .SDE connection file must be made which references this and used to access the data and be the item associated with the data store.


Save the connection to the Database Connections location in ArcMap, and add the data to ArcMap from that location. It may be necessary to recreate the map.

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000084339


  • ArcGIS for Server

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