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An overview of the Geodatabase Administration toolset

The Geodatabase Administration toolset contains tools for a variety of geodatabase management tasks. Specific geodatabase data management tools as well as geodatabase upgrade, management, and maintenance are covered by the tools in this toolset.


Analyze Datasets

Updates database statistics of base tables, delta tables, and archive tables, along with the statistics on those tables' indexes. This tool is used in enterprise geodatabases to help get optimal performance from the RDBMS's query optimizer. Stale statistics can lead to poor geodatabase performance.

Change Privileges

Establishes or changes user access privileges to the input enterprise database datasets, stand-alone feature classes, or tables.


Compresses an enterprise geodatabase by removing states not referenced by a version and redundant rows.

Configure Geodatabase Log File Tables

Alters the type of log file tables used by an enterprise geodatabase to maintain lists of records cached by ArcGIS.

Create Database Sequence

Creates a database sequence in an enterprise geodatabase. You can use the database sequences in custom applications that access the enterprise geodatabase.

Create Database User

Creates a database user with privileges sufficient to create data in the database.

Create Enterprise Geodatabase

The Create Enterprise Geodatabase tool creates a database, storage locations, and a database user to act as the geodatabase administrator and owner of the geodatabase. Functionality varies depending on the database management system used. The tool grants the geodatabase administrator privileges required to create a geodatabase, and then creates a geodatabase in the database.

Create Role

The Create Role tool creates a database role and lets you add users to or remove users from the role.

Delete Database Sequence

Deletes a database sequence from an enterprise geodatabase.

Delete Schema Geodatabase

The Delete Schema Geodatabasetool deletes a schema geodatabase from a master sde geodatabase in Oracle.

Diagnose Version Metadata

Identifies inconsistencies within the system tables used to manage versions and states in a versioned geodatabase.

Diagnose Version Tables

Identifies inconsistencies in the delta (A and D) tables of a versioned geodatabase.

Enable Enterprise Geodatabase

Creates geodatabase system tables, stored procedures, functions, and types in an existing database, thereby enabling geodatabase functionality in the database.

Export Geodatabase Configuration Keywords

Exports the configuration keywords, parameters, and values from the specified enterprise geodatabase to an editable file. Change parameter values or add custom configuration keywords to the file and use the Import Geodatabase Configuration Keywords tool to import the changes to the geodatabase.

Import Geodatabase Configuration Keywords

Defines data storage parameters for an enterprise geodatabase by importing a file containing configuration keywords, parameters, and values.

Migrate Storage

Changes the data type of the column that stores geometries in geodatabases in Oracle and SQL Server and BLOB objects in attribute columns in geodatabases in Oracle. The configuration keyword you specify when migrating determines the data type used to store the geometry or BLOB object.

Rebuild Indexes

Rebuild existing attribute or spatial indexes in enterprise geodatabases. Indexes can also be rebuilt on states and state_lineage geodatabase system tables and the delta tables of versioned datasets. Out-of-date indexes can lead to poor query performance.

Register With Geodatabase

Registers feature classes, tables, views, and raster layers that were created in the database using ArcGIS clients with the geodatabase. Once registered, information about the items—such as table and column names, spatial extent, and geometry type—is stored in the geodatabase's system tables, allowing these registered items to participate in geodatabase functionality.

Repair Version Metadata

Repairs inconsistencies within the versioning system tables of a versioned geodatabase.

Repair Version Tables

Repairs inconsistencies in the delta (A and D) tables of a versioned geodatabase.

Update Enterprise Geodatabase License

Updates the ArcGIS for Server license in an enterprise geodatabase.

Upgrade Dataset

Upgrades the schema of a mosaic dataset, network dataset, annotation dataset, or parcel fabric to the current ArcGIS release. Upgrading the dataset allows the dataset to make use of new functionality available in the current software release.

Upgrade Geodatabase

Upgrades a geodatabase to the latest ArcGIS release to take advantage of new functionality.

Tools in the Geodatabase Administration toolset

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