[fdo-users] ArcSDE personal connect

Brad Nesom kidsmake6 at msn.com
Wed May 26 17:01:11 EDT 2010

funny thing is I can successfully connect through fme to the arcsde
personal. but not through map. autodesk says it is not supported. hmm

On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 1:07 PM, Romica Dascalescu <
Romica.Dascalescu at autodesk.com> wrote:

> Here I found a few details about how to specify parameters to use direct
> connect, I hope it will help you.
> http://www.fmepedia.com/index.php/Direct_Connect_for_SDE
> Romy.
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> Subject: [fdo-users] ArcSDE personal connect
> 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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