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Implementing Versioned Workflows in a Multiuser Geodatabase

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A successful multiuser editing environment requires a sound versioning workflow that minimises disruption to editors, ensures the integrity of GIS data, and integrates well with existing business workflows—all while maintaining optimal database performance. This course explores a variety of versioned editing workflows and examines how versioning decisions impact data accuracy and database performance.


3 Days
Who is this course for?
GIS Technical Leads
GIS Database Designers
Database Administrators
Deploy a versioning workflow that meets your organisation’s needs.
Efficiently load data into a versioned feature class.
Manage multiple geodatabase versions.
Monitor and maintain database performance in a versioned editing environment.
  • Choosing a multiuser editing environment: Considerations, registering data, ArcSDE administrator and data owner responsibilities.
  • Organising versions: Version tree, creating and deleting versions, version properties, SDE_Versions system table.
  • Editing non versioned data: Preparing ArcMap for nonversioned editing, impact of concurrent edits by multiple users.
  • Delta tables: Registering and unregistering data as versioned, how edits are stored.
  • Managing versioning system tables: Overview of system tables, how system tables store feature edits, maintaining database performance.
  • Merging state lineages: Implicit reconcile and post operations, explicit reconcile and post operations, version and feature class permissions.
  • Reviewing conflicts: Defining conflicts, conflict resolution options, topology edit conflicts, viewing version differences.
  • Bulk-loading data into versions: Simple data loader, object data loader, improving performance after a bulk load.
  • Compressing a versioned geodatabase: Performing a full compress operation, reviewing the compress log.
  • Registering data as versioned with move-to-base option: Why use the move-to-base option, best practices for handling conflicts, undetected conflicts.
  • Versioned editing with non-Esri applications: Creating versioned views, querying and editing versioned feature classes using versioned views.

ArcGIS 2 – Essentials of ArcGIS 10.x for Desktop and Deploying and Maintaining a Multiuser Geodatabase – ArcGIS Pro or equivalent knowledge is required.

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