Friday, January 9, 2015

Convert Runtime Database to File Geodatabase

New at 10.3, you can convert a runtime database to a file geodatabase.  The tool copies the contents of a runtime geodatabase into a new file geodatabase including the table names, etc...   It's very simple to use:

import arcpy
arcpy.CopyRuntimeGdbToFileGdb_conversion(r"D:\data\RuntimeGDBs\delta.geodatabase", 
                                         'D:\data\copiedGDBs\deltaFGDB.gdb')



Here we copied a .geodatabase file (runtime database) to a file geodatabase.  Now the data captured in the runtime db can be used in desktop or anything else that can't directly access runtime libraries.

Enjoy

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