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Add Global IDs

Summary

Adds global IDs to a list of geodatabase feature classes, tables, and/or feature datasets.

Usage

  • GlobalIDs uniquely identify a feature or table row within a geodatabase and across geodatabases.

  • GlobalIDs are required for two-way and one-way replication.

Syntax

AddGlobalIDs_management (in_datasets)
ParameterExplanationData Type
in_datasets
[in_dataset,...]

A list of geodatabase classes, tables, and/or feature datasets to which global IDs will be added.

Layer; Table View; Dataset

Code sample

AddGlobalIDs Example (Python Window)

The following Python Window script demonstrates how to use the AddGlobalIDs function in the Python window.

import arcpy
from arcpy import env

env.workspace = "C:/data/MySDEdata.sde" 

arcpy.AddGlobalIDs_management("GDB1.Heather.Roads")
AddGlobalIDs Example 2 (stand-alone Python script)

The following Python script demonstrates how to use the AddGlobalIDs function with an SDE feature class.

# Name: AddGlobalIDs_Example2.py
# Description: Add globalIDs to a feature class. The feature class is in an SDE workspace.

# Import system modules
import arcpy
from arcpy import env

# Set workspace
env.workspace = "C:/Data/MySDEdata.sde"

# Set local variables
in_dataset = "GDB1.Heather.Roads"

# Execute AddGlobalIDs
arcpy.AddGlobalIDs_management(in_dataset)
AddGlobalIDs Example 3 (stand-alone Python script)

The following Python script demonstrates how to use the AddGlobalIDs function with multiple SDE feature classes.

# Name: AddGlobalIDs_Example2.py
# Description: Add globalIDs to a list of datasets. Both feature classes are in the same ArcSDE workspace.

# Import system modules
import arcpy
from arcpy import env

# Set workspace
env.workspace = "C:/Data/MySDEdata.sde"

# Set local variables
in_dataset1 = "GDB1.Heather.Roads"
in_dataset2 = "GDB1.Heather.Streets"

# Execute AddGlobalIDs
arcpy.AddGlobalIDs_management([in_dataset1, in_dataset2])

Licensing information

  • ArcGIS Desktop Basic: Yes
  • ArcGIS Desktop Standard: Yes
  • ArcGIS Desktop Advanced: Yes

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