[fdo-users] ArcSDE personal connect

Jack Lee jack.lee at sympatico.ca
Sun May 23 23:58:20 EDT 2010

Hi Brad,

You should use the ArcSDE provider.

For the instance name, did you use sde:myserver\sqlexpress or 

On 5/21/2010 9:26 AM, Brad Nesom wrote:
> I have been trying to make an autocad map (2010, 2011) connection to 
> sql2008 express with an arcsde 9.3.1 personal gdb. I get several 
> reactions depending on which connection and the values I use. I tried 
> going through autodesk support to get a resolution. I got the 
> following response from them. I have seen some responses on this forum 
> expressing that the connection is possible. Any help would be appreciated.
> Brad
> My connection parameters...
> sql server spatial
> service name:              sde:sqlsserver:myserver\sqlexpress
> response:                    credentials are not valid or provider is 
> unable to establish a connection.
> ArcSDE connection
> server name:                myserver\sqlexpress
> instance name:            sde:myserver\sqlexpress
> response:                   no error on credentials but the data store 
> not populated
> the sde:sqlserver:myserver\SQLEXPRESS syntax works in FME and returns 
> the geometry correctly
> Autodesk Response ...
> Here's the official word from the product manager:
> This is not a supported configuration. Not tested. I suspect the 
> "local connect" string is not understood by our provider.  But even if 
> Map 3D did connect, you wouldn’t be able to "create a datastore". FDO 
> Provider for ArcSDE doesn’t allow creation of data store from Map 3D. 
> you can only connect and edit existing ArcSDE Data Stores.
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