Versioning allows multiple users to access geographic data in a geodatabase. Versioning lets connected users simultaneously create multiple, persistent representations of the geodatabase without data duplication. The same features or rows can be concurrently edited without explicitly applying locking the data. This framework lets you create versions of a geodatabase for the states of a project, reconcile differences between versions, and update the master version of a geodatabase with the design as-built. Versioning is supported by the Enterprise geodatabase only.
An organization can use versioning to manage alternative engineering designs, solve complex what-if scenarios without impacting the corporate database, and create point-in-time representations of the database.
Primarily, versioning simplifies the editing process. Multiple users can directly modify the database without having to extract data or lock features and rows before editing.
Adds a field conflict filter for a given field in a geodatabase table or feature class.
Alters the properties of a geodatabase version.
Modifies the workspace of a layer or table view to connect to the specified version.
Creates a new version in the specified geodatabase.
Deletes the specified version from the input enterprise, workgroup, or desktop geodatabase.
Reconciles a version or multiple versions with a target version.
Registers an enterprise geodatabase dataset as versioned.
Removes a field conflict filter for a given field in a geodatabase table or feature class.
Unregisters an enterprise geodatabase dataset as versioned.