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ESRI Geodatabase Read/Write

As of Version 10.6, Alteryx supports connecting to ESRI File GeoDatabases from the input tool but it doesnt support writing to a geodatabase.  This is something we would really like to see implemented in a future version of Alteryx.  Those of us working with ESRI products and/or any of the ESRI online mapping systems can do our processing in Alteryx and store large files as YXDBs, but ultimately need our outputs for display in ArcOnline to be in shapefile or geodatabase feature class format. Shapefile have a size limit of 2 GBs and limitation on field name sizes. Many of the files we are working with are much larger than this and require geodatabases for storage which are not limited by size (GDB size is unlimited, 1 TB max per feature class) and have larger field name widths (160 chars).  Right now, we have to write to one (or many) shapefile(s) from Alteryx, then import them into a GDB using ArcMap or ArcPy.  This can be an arduous process when working with large amounts of data or multiple files.

 

The latest ESRI API allows both read and write access to GDBs -- is there a way we can add this to the list of valid output formats in Alteryx?

 

This idea is an extension of an older idea:

https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Alteryx-Product-Ideas/ESRI-File-Geodatabase/idi-p/1424

45 Comments
arvindzte
5 - Atom

Can you also please include a module that converts the ESRI .gdb files in to the ATOLL importable .bil format?

StephenR
Alteryx
Alteryx

@arvindzte the ATOLL .bil format is a raster format, and currently Alteryx only works with vector formats. Importing and working with raster formats would have to be a separate idea.

 

(Yes we import MRR and GRD, but those are converted to vector polygons)

stevenm
7 - Meteor

@StephenR  We have been waiting for the option to export to a different projection for awhile now.  Do you have any further information on an ETA of when this will be happening?

arvindzte
5 - Atom

@stephenR If you can please integrate the transformation feature from .GRD to .BIL formats it will be so helpful.

StephenR
Alteryx
Alteryx

@arvindzte Please put that idea in as a separate idea as it is not related to File Geodatabase and we can gauge interest on its own merits.