Unable to create row id generator for table SDE.SDE.GDB_FEATUREDATASET (4), error = -37

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

When running an sdesetup -o upgrade for ArcSDE for SQL Server, the following error message displays:"Unable to create row id generator for table SDE.SDE.GDB_FEATUREDATASET"


Customized storage parameters in user-customized dbtune keywords may cause failure when creating the row ID generator.

Solution or Workaround

  1. Back up the current sde.sde_dbtune table by exporting the dbtune keywords to a dbtune file with sdedbtune -o export command.
  2. Truncate all records from the sde.sde_dbtune table in the SQL Server database.
  3. Run sdesetup -o upgrade again.
  4. Import customized dbtune table from the backup dbtune file created in step 1 with sdedbtune -o import command, if necessary.

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