The Archiving toolset contains tools for managing geodatabase archiving. Archiving in ArcGIS provides the functionality to record and access changes made to data in a geodatabase. Geodatabase archiving is the mechanism for capturing, managing, and analyzing data change.
Organizations need to preserve the changes made to their data in order to answer common questions, such as:
- What was the value for a specific attribute at a certain moment?
- How has a particular feature or row changed through time?
- How has a spatial area evolved over time?
The tools in the Archiving toolset require an ArcGIS Desktop Standard or Desktop Advanced license.
Disables archiving on a geodatabase feature class, table, or feature dataset.
Enables archiving on a table, feature layer, or feature dataset.