[postgis-users] ArcGIS desktop accessing and reading from PostGIS

Shaozhong SHI shishaozhong at gmail.com
Tue Aug 20 13:36:09 PDT 2019

Why do you think loading is a heavy duty?

On Tuesday, 20 August 2019, Basques, Bob (CI-StPaul) <
bob.basques at ci.stpaul.mn.us> wrote:

> All,
> One biggie, is that the ESRI side does not like connecting to the
> “postgres” named database, claiming it’s a System database (whatever that
> means).  This is not readily available as a limitation either when looking
> for reasons why it won’t connect.  We’ve been using the “postgres” database
> name for years (a decade now??) with no ill effects from other
> applications/ connections.  I sort of understand this from the commercial
> side having worked with other databases like Oracle and MSSQL, but still,
> there should be a way to side step this with a setting somewhere.
> I looked high and low for a way to alias the “postgres” database name
> inside of Postgres, but didn’t find anything very easy to implement or
> maintain very easily.  I did think about setting up another dataabase and
> using Views to the postgres database, but that seemed like a bad idea for
> some reason, along with being somewhat hard to maintain, but upon
> reflection I keep coming back to the idea.
> All non “postgres” named connections seem to work fine so far.  Haven’t
> implemented anything yet that is really heavy duty as far as loading
> though, so who knows.
> Anyway, just my 2cents.
> bobb
> On Aug 20, 2019, at 10:12 AM, Shaozhong SHI <shishaozhong at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> *Think Before You Click: *This email originated *outside *our
> organization.
> How to ensure that all versions of ArcGIS desktop applications can access
> and read from server-based PostGIS/PostgreSQL?
> Regards,
> Shao
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