Geodatabase in ArcGIS Pro
In ArcGIS Pro Geodatabases are supported in the following relational database management systems:
- IBM Db2
- Microsoft SQL Server
- SAP HANA
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Fundamental Datasets in the Geodatabase
The Geodatabase is a collection of geographic datasets of various types. The geodatabase contains three primary dataset types:
- Feature classes
- Raster datasets
Types of Geodatabases
There are three different types of geodatabases:
- File geodatabases—A file geodatabase is stored as multiple files in a folder with a .gdb extension.
- Mobile geodatabases—A mobile geodatabase is stored in an SQLite database that is entirely contained in a single file and has a .geodatabase extension.
- Enterprise geodatabases—A enterprise geodatabases are stored in relational databases.
Create Geodatabase in ArcGIS Pro
There are three primary ways you can create geodatabases:
Create a File Geodatabase
Two ways you can create a file geodatabase; i) From the Catalog pane, and ii) From the Geoprocessing tool.
Follow these steps to create a file geodatabase from the Catalog pane in ArcGIS Pro:
1. Right-click Databases or a folder under Folders in the Catalog pane and click New File Geodatabase.
2. On the New File Geodatabase dialog box, browse to the location where you want to create a file geodatabase, type a name, and click Save.
A file geodatabase is created.
Follow these steps to create a file geodatabase from the Geoprocessing tool in ArcGIS Pro:
1. Open the Create File Geodatabase tool
2. Specify the folder location where you want the file geodatabase to be created.
3. Type a geodatabase name.
4. Choose the ArcGIS version you want the file geodatabase to be.
5. Click Run.
Create a Mobile Geodatabase
Follow these steps to create a mobile geodatabase in ArcGIS Pro:
1. Right-click Databases or a folder under Folders in the Catalog pane and click New Mobile Geodatabase.
2. On the New Mobile Geodatabase dialog box, browse to the location where you want to create a mobile geodatabase, type a name, and click Save.
A mobile geodatabase is created
Create a Enterprise Geodatabase
If you’re using Oracle or SQL Server, you must also install and configure a database management system client on the computer where the ArcGIS client is installed.