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Migrate Storage

Summary

Moves the data from a binary, spatial, or spatial attribute column of one data type to a new column of a different data type in geodatabases in Oracle and SQL Server. The configuration keyword you specify when migrating determines the data type used for the new column.

Caution:

After migrating the data type, you must disconnect from and reconnect to the geodatabase to reload the columns. If you do not, subsequent actions executed on the newly migrated datasets may fail.

Usage

  • You can use this tool to migrate existing binary, spatial, or spatial attribute columns from one storage type to another. See more about data migration from one storage type to another.

  • Add datasets you want to migrate to the Input Datasets parameter and specify the Configuration Keyword that will get you the data type you require. If you are not sure which configuration keyword to use, contact your geodatabase administrator for that information.

  • You must own the input datasets.

Syntax

MigrateStorage(in_datasets, config_keyword)
ParameterExplanationData Type
in_datasets
[in_dataset,...]

Datasets to be migrated. The connection you use to access the datasets must be connecting as the dataset owner.

Table View; Raster Layer; Feature Dataset
config_keyword

Configuration keyword containing the appropriate parameter values for the migration. Parameter values are set by the geodatabase administrator. Contact your geodatabase administrator if you are unsure which configuration keyword to use.

String

Derived Output

NameExplanationData Type
out_datasetss

The updated input datasets.

Table View; Raster Layer; Feature Dataset

Code sample

MigrateStorage example (stand-alone script)

The following stand-alone script demonstrates how to use the MigrateStorage tool to migrate the input dataset to the ST_Geometry geometry storage type.

# Name: MigrateStorage_Example.py
# Description: Migrates the input dataset to the ST_Geometry geometry storage type. 

# Import arcpy module
import arcpy

# Local variables:
inputDataset = "f:\\Connections\\Oracle on khyber.sde\\MAP.SBMigrate"

# Process: Migrate Storage
arcpy.MigrateStorage_management(inputDataset, "ST_GEOMETRY")

Licensing information

  • Basic: No
  • Standard: Yes
  • Advanced: Yes

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