Friday, October 22, 2010

ArcSDE Views use the incorrect field data type

I've been creating a lot of ArcSDE 9.3 views lately, but it came to my attention that sometimes sdetable creates a field in the view using an incorrect data type. In other words, if the base table has a Double field, the view will show the same field as a Long. What do you do when this happens? It's a nightmare, but one thing you can do is access the table SDE_column_registry and fix the data type there. Just find another field with the target data type and copy the row information.

It would be interesting to see if this happens in ArcSDE 10, which I'll be doing next!

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