Connection File Location
The folder path where the database connection file (.sde) will be stored.
Connection File Name
The name of the database connection file. The output file will have the extension .sde.
Specifies the database management system platform to which the connection will be made. The following are valid options:
The database server or instance to which the connection will be made.
The value you choose from the Database Platform drop-down list indicates the type of database to which you want to connect. The information you provide for the Instance parameter varies, depending on the connection type you choose.
See below for information about what to provide for each database platform.
Specifies the type of authentication that will be used.
The database user name that will be used for database authentication.
The database user password that will be used for database authentication.
Save username and password
Specifies whether the user name and password will be saved.
The name of the database to which the connection will be made. This parameter only applies to PostgreSQL and SQL Server platforms.
Schema (Oracle user schema geodatabases only)
The user schema geodatabase to which the connection will be made. The tool will determine if it is connecting to an Oracle database that contains a user–schema geodatabase. If the Oracle database contains a user schema, this option is active; otherwise, it remains inactive. The default option for this parameter is to use the sde schema geodatabase.
Specifies the type of version to which the connection will be made. This parameter only applies when connecting to a geodatabase.
If Historical is selected and a name is not provided, the default transactional version is used. If Point in time is selected and a date is not provided in the Date and Time parameter, the default transactional version is used.
The following version will be used
The geodatabase transactional version or historical marker to which the connect will be made. The default option uses the default transactional version.
If you choose a branch version type, the connection is always to the default branch version.
Date and Time
The value representing the date and time that will be used to connect to the database. This option is used with archive-enabled data. Use the time picker to choose the appropriate date.
If manually entering a date, the following formats can be used:
The output database connection file (.sde).