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Create Version

Summary

Creates a new version in the specified geodatabase.

Usage

  • The output version name is prefixed by the geodatabase user name—for example, SDE.arctoolbox.

  • The output version's permissions are set to private by default but can be changed using the Alter Version tool.

  • File geodatabases do not support versioning. Versioning tools only work with enterprise geodatabases.

  • Versions are not affected by changes occurring in other versions of the database.

  • A version's permission can only be changed by its owner (the user who created it).

  • This tool supports branch versioning through the version service.

Syntax

CreateVersion_management (in_workspace, parent_version, version_name, {access_permission})
ParameterExplanationData Type
in_workspace

The enterprise geodatabase that contains the parent version and will contain the new version.

For branch versioning, use a feature service URL (that is, https://mysite.mydomain/server/rest/services/ElectricNetwork/FeatureServer).

Workspace
parent_version

The geodatabase, or version of a geodatabase, on which the new version will be based.

String
version_name

The name of the version to be created.

String
access_permission
(Optional)

The permission access level for the version to protect it from being edited or viewed by users other than the owner.

  • PRIVATEOnly the owner or the geodatabase administrator can view and modify the version or versioned data.
  • PUBLICAny user can view the version. Any user who has been granted read/write (update, insert, and delete) permissions on datasets can modify datasets in the version.
  • PROTECTEDAny user can view the version, but only the owner or the geodatabase administrator can edit the version or datasets in the version.
String

Code sample

CreateVersion example (stand-alone script)

The following stand-alone script demonstrates how to create a new version.

# Description: Creates a new version

# Import system modules
import arcpy

# Set local variables
inWorkspace = "c:/Connections/whistler@gdb.sde"
parentVersion = "dbo.DEFAULT"
versionName = "myVersion"

# Execute CreateVersion
arcpy.CreateVersion_management(inWorkspace, parentVersion, versionName, "PUBLIC")

Environments

Licensing information

  • ArcGIS Desktop Basic: No
  • ArcGIS Desktop Standard: Yes
  • ArcGIS Desktop Advanced: Yes

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