Problem: cov2sde does not convert pseudo-items


The cov2sde command does not convert coverage pseudo-items (fields that begin with a "$") when loading coverages into ArcSDE layers.


This is not supported.

Solution or Workaround

There are at least two possible work-arounds.

  • ArcCatalog does see pseudo-items, so it can be used to load the coverage instead of cov2sde.

    1. In ArcCatalog, right-click on the spatial database connection and navigate to Import > Coverage to Geodatabase.

    2. Fill out the form, paying attention to the Item Names tab in Change Settings area; these items will be renamed. You may control the renaming if you wish.
  • In ArcInfo Workstation, you may create new items and calculate over the values from the pseudo-items that you wish to import. See ArcDocs for help on creating new items and calculating values from one item to another.

Last Published: 5/5/2016

Article ID: 000005814

Software: ArcSDE 9.3.1, 9.3, 9.2, 9.1, 9.0, 8.3, 8.2, 8.1.2, 8.1, 8.0.2, 8.0.1,,, 3.0.2, 3.0.1, 3.0