Creating a schema only layer package for multiple layers from different geodatabases creates the schema for only one of the chosen layers.

Last Published: April 25, 2020


If the layers used to create a schema only layer package (.lpk) reside in different geodatabase workspaces, the unpacked .lpk will contain the schema for only one of the layers chosen for packaging.


This is a known issue in ArcGIS 10.


Use the Consolidate Layer geoprocessing tool located in ArcToolbox > Data Management > Package with the 'Schema Only' option to create a new folder containing the geodatabase workspaces with empty feature classes and layer files.

Use a third party program to compress the new folder and its contents for sharing.

Article ID:000010961

  • ArcMap

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