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Upgrade Dataset

Summary

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

Usage

  • Before a dataset can be upgraded, the geodatabase in which it resides must be upgraded to the current release using the Upgrade Geodatabase tool.

  • Before you upgrade your dataset, be sure to create a backup.

  • When upgrading a utility network dataset, the following is required:

    • Upgrading a utility network requires an exclusive lock, meaning that you must close any active connections to the dataset which may include stopping the utility network service.
    • The input utility network layer must be from a geodatabase connection that is connected as the data owner, and connected to the branch version.
    • The connected ArcGIS Enterprise portal account must be the utility network owner.

  • Versioned annotation and dimension feature classes cannot be upgraded.

  • Once upgraded, an annotation dataset is no longer available for use in ArcMap. The following table describes how annotation is supported:

    ArcGIS versionArcGIS Desktop annotationArcGIS Pro annotation
    ArcGIS Desktop

    10.x

    Full read, modify, and write access.

    Not supported. Any feature class linked to it, or in the same feature dataset, will be read-only.

    ArcGIS Pro

    1.x

    Read-only access.

    Not supported. Any feature class linked to it, or in the same feature dataset, will be read-only.

    ArcGIS Pro

    2.x

    Read-only access.

    Full read, modify, and write access.

  • Once upgraded, a dimension dataset is no longer available for use in ArcMap.

Syntax

UpgradeDataset_management (in_dataset)
ParameterExplanationData Type
in_dataset

The dataset that will be upgraded to the current ArcGIS client release.

Parcel Fabric Layer for ArcMap; Mosaic Layer; Network Dataset Layer; Utility Network Layer; Annotation Layer; Dimension Layer

Derived Output

NameExplanationData Type
out_dataset

The upgraded input dataset.

Parcel Fabric Layer for ArcMap; Mosaic Dataset; Network Dataset Layer; Utility Network Layer; Annotation Layer; Dimension Layer

Code sample

UpgradeDataset example 1 (Python window)

The following Python window example demonstrates how to use the UpgradeDataset tool in immediate mode.

import arcpy
arcpy.UpgradeDataset_management("c:/Connections/city_data.sde/MontanaMD")

Environments

Licensing information

  • Basic: Yes
  • Standard: Yes
  • Advanced: Yes

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