Synchronizing a two-way replica created using the Create Replica Geoprocessing tool fails to apply inserts for many-to-many relationships

Last Published: March 8, 2021


This article pertains to ArcGIS versions 9.x only. Later versions of ArcGIS may contain different functionality, as well as different names and locations for menus, commands and geoprocessing tools.

When a replica is synchronized, it should send new relationships for features and rows involved in the replica. When a two-way replica is created using the Create Replica Geoprocessing tool, it does not synchronize new relationships from many-to-many relationship classes. For example, when a new many-to-many relationship is added in the secondary replica geodatabase, it is not applied to the primary replica on synchronization.


This is a known issue.


If a two-way replica that includes many-to-many relationship classes needs to be created, use the Create Replica wizard in ArcMap. Two-way replicas made with this wizard successfully synchronize the replicas, so that changes made to many-to-many relationship class tables in the secondary replica appear in the primary replica geodatabase.

The Create Replica wizard is located on the Distributed Geodatabase toolbar in ArcMap.

At Version 10.0, the basic user interface elements of the Main menu and Standard toolbars for ArcMap and ArcCatalog were changed. For example, the Tools menu was changed to Customize. For more information, see: ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 Help: Basic user interface elements, and ArcGIS Desktop 10 Help: Basic user interface elements.

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  • ArcMap 9 x

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