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How To: Update schema changes with replication


Instructions provided describe how to update the schema of a replica geodatabase from a primary geodatabase using one-way or two-way replication.


  1. Open ArcCatalog.
  2. Right-click the replica geodatabase > Distributed Geodatabase > Compare Replica Schema.
  3. Check the bullet for Geodatabase and browse to the primary geodatabase.
  4. Select the correct replica for Replica Name.
  5. Specify a name and location for Output replica schema changes XML file.
  6. Click Finish.
This creates an XML file with the schema changes.
  1. Right-click the replica geodatabase > Distributed Geodatabase > Import Replica Schema.
  2. Browse to the location of the XML file designated in step 5.
  3. Click Next and click Finish.

Related Information

Last Published: 11/20/2020

Article ID: 000009969

Software: ArcMap 10.8.1, 10.8, 10.7.1, 10.7, 10.6.1, 10.6, 10.5.1, 10.5, 10.4.1, 10.4, 10.3.1, 10.3, 10.2.2, 10.2.1, 10.2, 10.1, 10