ArcGIS Pro

What's new with geodatabases in ArcGIS Pro 3.1

First blog of the year comes as an announcement of the new capabilities available in the upcoming ArcGIS Pro 3.1 release. 

As a quick preview, here is a rundown of some of the key geodatabase enhancements:  

Got you curious? Let’s go into the details.  

 

Multiselect operations in the Domains view 

You can now select multiple rows in the Domains view to perform key data modeling operations such as cutting, copying, pasting, and deleting domains and domain values within the same view or between different views. One key benefit of this is that it allows you to move multiple domains from one geodatabase to another more efficiently. This capability was requested on the ArcGIS Pro Ideas page and is now available for you to use.  

Multiselect operations in the Domains view
Multiselect operations in the Domains view

Ability to apply domains during feature class creation 

Building on the previous idea, we have added the ability to apply existing attribute domains when creating a new feature class using the Create Feature Class wizard. This tool enhancement is intended to streamline the creation process by allowing you to set up both the fields and attribute domains of a new feature class in a single step, saving you time and effort.  

Create Feature Class wizard
Create Feature Class wizard

Toggle the ability to see only objects owned by the connected database user

To offer a similar user experience with ArcCatalog, we added the List only objects owned by the connecting user option on the project Options page. By selecting this option, you can save time by avoiding the need to browse through a large number of items and only see the ones that you own. This is especially useful when connecting to a highly populated enterprise geodatabase.  

List only objects owned by the connecting user option
List only objects owned by the connecting user option

Allow Multipatches to register with the geodatabase 

We have also added support for the multipatch geometry type to the Register with Geodatabase geoprocessing tool. This enhancement allows you to choose multipatch as the geometry type when registering feature classes, tables, views, and raster layers that were created in the database using third-party tools. This provides greater flexibility and compatibility when working with spatial data.  

Register With Geodatabase geoprocessing tool
Register With Geodatabase geoprocessing tool

The Database Properties dialog box now displays the geodatabase version history

To improve common geodatabase management tasks, we added the Geodatabase Version History section that provides a summary of all the geodatabase upgrades, including the dates and versions, for your reference.  

Geodatabase Version History
Geodatabase Version History

Geodatabase replication equivalency items

To improve the user experience when working with replicas we added geoprocessing tools to work with schema chances, a new tab on the Manage Replicas pane allows you to view and manage feature service replicas, and the ability to manage replicas at the feature class level.  Check out my follow up blog on this topic.

Schema Changes tools
Schema Changes tools

With each software release, we strive to improve the user experience, enhance software performance, and facilitate a smooth transition from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro by regularly porting over key functionality. We also take into account your ideas and feedback, and many of the improvements we make are based on your considerations. We would like to thank you for your contributions and encourage you to continue to share your thoughts on the Data Management Ideas page 

 

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Product Engineer in the Geodatabase team, passionate about making a difference in people's lives using GIS. Hiker and a true Éclair and Crêpe lover in her free time.

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