ArcSDE Administration Command Reference

The available ArcSDE administration commands can be categorized in 2 functional groups—commands for managing or monitoring the ArcSDE server and commands for managing data and their ArcSDE tables.

 

Administering an ArcSDE server

 

Command

Description

sdeconfig Manages your ArcSDE server configuration file.
sdedbtune Exports and imports an ArcSDE dbtune file.
sdegcdrules Manages Geodatabase rules.
sdelocator Manages ArcSDE locators.
sdelog Administers ArcSDE log files.
sdemon Manages the ArcSDE server.
sdeservice Manages the ArcSDE service on Windows NT platforms.
sdesetupdb2 Initial setup program for ArcSDE for DB2 UDB.
sdesetupinfx Initial setup program for ArcSDE for Informix.
sdesetupmsql Initial setup program for ArcSDE for SQL Server.
sdesetupora8i Initial setup program for ArcSDE for Oracle8i.
sdesetupora9i Initial setup program for ArcSDE for Oracle9i.

 

Managing data—feature classes, rasters, and tables

 

Command

Description

cov2sde Converts ArcInfo coverages to ArcSDE feature classes.
sde2cov Converts ArcSDE feature classes to ArcInfo coverages.
sde2shp Converts an ArcSDE feature class to an ESRI shapefile.
sde2tbl Converts ArcSDE tables into INFO and dBASE tables.
sdeexport Creates an ArcSDE export file.
sdegroup Merges feature classes.
sdeimport Imports data from an ArcSDE export file.
sdelayer Administers feature classes.
sderaster Manages ArcSDE raster layers.
sdetable Administers business tables and their data.
sdeversion Manages versions of a geodatabase.
sdexinfo Provides descriptive information of an ArcSDE export file.
sdexml Administers XML columns.
shp2sde Converts an ESRI shapefile to an ArcSDE feature class.

tbl2sde

Converts INFO and dBASE tables into ArcSDE tables.