A schema defines the physical structure of the geodatabase along with rules, relationships, and properties of each dataset in the geodatabase. Schemas can be imported from a feature class to another feature class to maintain the structure of the database.The instructions provided describe how to import the schema from one feature class to another feature class.
Option A - Create a new feature class and import the schema from the desired feature class.
This option is suitable if wanting to copy a schema to a feature class that resides in the same geodatabase to avoid the existing domain to be re-created. However, this method does not import the relationship classes.
Note: If the data contains 3D data, check the Coordinates include Z values. Used to store 3D data. check box.
Note: If the new feature class contains Z values, leave the coordinate system for Z coordinates to default, and click Next.
Option B - Export the schema to a XML workspace document and import the schema from the XML workspace document in the new feature class.
Note: Requires ArcGIS for Desktop Standard or Advanced license.
Option C - Use Extract Data Wizard. This wizard allows users to select only a subset of the datasets and properties to extract.
Note: Requires ArcGIS for Desktop Standard or Advanced license and the Production Mapping license.
For more information, refer to the following ArcGIS Web Help page: Copying a geodatabase schema using Extract Data Wizard in ArcMap.
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