Installation & Configuration

    For AV v.3.3 and SDE v9.1, install Database Access 2.1g upgrade

    For older versions see Patches and Service Packs for ArcView 3.x

    Add to end of c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\services file:

    sde_mysde     5151/tcp        #sde service on \\mysde
    sde_yoursde   5151/tcp        #sde service on

    In Windows XP, if firewall protection is on, you need to add port 5151 to open list. For performance reasons -- when inside a protected network -- it's better to keep the firewall turned off.



    Start AV3, open a new View, go to View > Add Database Theme menu. In AV3.3 SQL Query Wizard enter:
       guest    password

    Press the [connect] button to test. If successful, [next] and then choose your themes. You can just re-use the existing connection for the duration of the session (when you start AV anew you'll had to do this again).



    I was pleasantly suprised to discover that it "just works" and that it is noticably faster than using coverages via ArcLibrarian.

    -- MattWilkie - 27 Sep 2005





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