How To: Access offline edits from ArcGIS Field Maps directly from an iOS device
ArcGIS Field Maps stores offline replicas in an SQLite database or runtime geodatabase (as .geodatabase files) before they are synchronized to the feature service. In the event the offline edits cannot be synchronized, the locally stored edits are extracted from the mobile device and converted to a file geodatabase. The instructions provided describe the steps to do this in ArcGIS Field Maps on iOS operating systems, and how to work with or convert the recovered data.
Note: These instructions form the last option to salvage data from the device. Contact Esri Support Services for help with device information and errors.
- Recover the runtime geodatabase from the iOS device using iTunes.
- Ensure iTunes is installed on the computer.
- Connect the iOS device to the computer and launch iTunes.
- Click on the device icon once the device is successfully connected to iTunes.
- Select File Sharing in the left pane.
- Select Field Maps in the Apps column.
- Select the runtime geodatabase folder and click Save….
- Select a location to save the folder.
- Sync the offline edits of the runtime geodatabase in ArcGIS Pro.
- Launch ArcGIS Pro and log in to ArcGIS Online with the same credentials used in ArcGIS Field Maps.
- In the Catalog pane, on the Project tab, click Folders to add a folder connection to the runtime geodatabase folder. Refer to ArcGIS Pro: Connect to a folder for instructions.
- Right-click the feature class and click Add To New > Map.
- On the ribbon, click the Map tab, and click Sync in the Offline group. The Sync tool must be active when a valid offline dataset is added to the map contents.
Alternatively, use the following steps to convert the runtime geodatabase or mobile geodatabase to a file geodatabase in ArcGIS Pro or ArcMap.
In ArcGIS Pro
In ArcGIS Pro, convert the mobile geodatabase to a file geodatabase using the Mobile Geodatabase To File Geodatabase tool.
- Launch ArcGIS Pro and open a project.
- In the Geoprocessing pane, search for the Mobile Geodatabase To File Geodatabase tool. Refer to ArcGIS Pro: Run a tool in the Geoprocessing pane for the steps to do this.
- In the Mobile Geodatabase To File Geodatabase pane, configure the Parameters tab as follows:
- For Input Mobile Geodatabase, click Browse…. to browse and select the mobile geodatabase file.
- For Output File Geodatabase, click Browse…. to specify the location of the output geodatabase file.
- Click Run.
The image below shows the mobile geodatabase converted to the file geodatabase in ArcGIS Pro.
In ArcMap, convert the runtime geodatabase to file geodatabase using the Copy Runtime Geodatabase To File Geodatabase tool.
- Launch ArcMap, and open a project.
- Open the Search window, and search for the Copy Runtime Geodatabase To File Geodatabase tool. Refer to ArcMap: Using the Search window to search for tools for the steps to do this.
- Configure the Copy Runtime Geodatabase To File Geodatabase tool parameters as follows:
- For Input Runtime Geodatabase, click the browse icon to browse and select the runtime geodatabase file.
- For Output File Geodatabase, click the browse icon to specify the location of the output file geodatabase.
- Click OK.
The image below shows the runtime geodatabase converted to the file geodatabase in ArcMap.
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Last Published: 12/9/2021
Article ID: 000026799
Software: ArcGIS Pro 2.9, 2.8.3, 2.8.2, 2.8.1, 2.8, 2.7.4, 2.7.3, 2.7.2, 2.7.1, 2.7, 2.6.8, 2.6.7, 2.6.6, 2.6.5, 2.6.4, 2.6.3, 2.6.2, 2.6.1, 2.6