Overview of Managing Data
 
 
 

Different geospatial data formats have different capabilities. Use the following table to determine the options available for your data stores.

NoteWMS and raster data providers are not covered here. For information about those providers, see Adding an Image from a WMS (Web Map Service) and Overview of Adding Rasters and Surfaces.

Oracle SQL Server SQL Server Spatial MySQL ODBC SDF SHP ESRI ArcSDE WFS
Set up users Set up users Set up users Set up users          
Create data stores Create data stores Creating FDO-Enabled SQL Server Spatial Data StoresCreate data stores Create data stores Set up data stores Create data stores Create data stores    
Add data to your map Add data to your map Add data to your map Add data to your map Add data to your map Add data to your map Add data to your map Add data to your map Add data to your map
Style data Style data Style data Style data   Style data Style data Style data Style data
Examine or edit attribute data Examine or edit attribute data Examine or edit attribute data Examine or edit attribute data Examine or edit attribute data Examine or edit attribute data Examine or edit attribute data Examine or edit attribute data  
Join data to a different feature. Join data to a different feature. Join data to a different feature. Join data to a different feature. Join data to a different feature. Join data to a different feature. Join data to a different feature. Join data to a different feature. Join data to a WFS feature.
Create a schema Create a schema Create a schema Create a schema   Create a schema Create a schema    
View a schema View a schema View a schema View a schema View a schema View a schema View a schema View a schema  
Edit a schema Edit a schema Edit a schema Edit a schema   Edit a schema      
Delete a schema Delete a schema Delete a schema Delete a schema   Delete a schema      
Copy data to/from a different data format Copy data to/from a different data format Copy data to/from a different data format Copy data to/from a different data format Copy data to/from a different data format
NoteYou can use Bulk Copy to copy ODBC data to a different provider, such as Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, SDF, and SHP. You can copy data to an ODBC data store, but you must define the target schema properly, and have write permissions.
Copy data to/from a different data format Copy data to/from a different data format Copy data to/from a different data format
NoteYou can copy data into an ArcSDE schema if the data store and schema are already defined in the target.