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The Remove Spatial Index tool fails to remove indexes created using the Add Spatial Index tool.

Last Published: January 29, 2015 ArcSDE/Enterprise Geodatabase
Bug ID Number BUG-000081990
SubmittedJanuary 28, 2015
Last ModifiedMarch 30, 2022
Applies toArcSDE/Enterprise Geodatabase
Version found10.2.1
Version Fixed10.3.1


There are two workarounds.Option A1. Run the Add Spatial Index tool twice, consecutively. The default spatial grid index automatically populates the second time.2. Replace the values with 0 each time. This creates the spatial index and allows it to be removed with the Remove Spatial Index tool.Option B1. Run the Calculate Default Spatial Grid Index tool immediately before running the Add Spatial Index tool. Spatial grids 1, 2, and 3 are automatically populated with the correct values, even if the values are the same as the values manually entered previously. The index is created and can be successfully removed using the Remove Spatial Index tool.

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000081990


  • ArcSDE/Enterprise Geodatabase

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