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Does Oracle enterprise geodatabase support MDSYS.ST_Geometry?

Last Published: December 9, 2020


No, the MDSYS.ST_Geometry Type is not supported by Oracle enterprise geodatabase. The MDSYS.ST_Geometry Type is an Oracle type that wraps the MDSYS.SDO_Geometry type.

For more information on the MDSYS.ST_Geometry type consult Oracle Spatial documentation.

The MDSYS.ST_Geometry type is not the same type as the SDE.ST_Geometry type. MDSYS.ST_Geometry is a type that is created and maintained by Oracle.  The SDE.ST_Geometry type is created and maintained by Esri. In Esri documentation, ST_Geometry refers to the SDE.ST_Geometry type.

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