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How is the abstract class in a UML model expressed in the geodatabase?

Last Published: March 12, 2021


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An abstract class in a UML model does not have a direct representation in the geodatabase. It is a modeling artifact, used to model fields that are common to many tables or feature classes in a single place. When the model is used to create a geodatabase, the fields in primary or abstract classes are made part of the derived tables or feature classes.

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