Versioning allows multiple users to access geographic data in a geodatabase. Versioning lets connected users simultaneously create multiple, persistent representations of the geodatabase without data duplication. The same features or rows can be concurrently edited without explicitly applying locking the data. This framework lets you create versions of a geodatabase for the states of a project, reconcile differences between versions, and update the master version of a geodatabase with the design as-built. Versioning is supported by the Enterprise geodatabase only.
An organization can use versioning to manage alternative engineering designs, solve complex what-if scenarios without impacting the corporate database, and create point-in-time representations of the database.
Primarily, versioning simplifies the editing process. Multiple users can directly modify the database without having to extract data or lock features and rows before editing.
The Alter Version tool allows you to change the geodatabase version's name, description, and access permissions.
Each input feature layer or table view will have its workspace modified to connect to the requested version.
Creates a new version in the specified geodatabase.
The Delete Version tool deletes the specified version from the input enterprise, workgroup, or desktop geodatabase.
Reconciles a version or multiple versions against a target version.
Registers ArcSDE dataset as versioned.
Unregisters an ArcSDE dataset as versioned.
The Reconcile Versions tool should be used to post versions after a reconcile.
The Reconcile Versions tool should be used to reconcile versions.
Create Versioned View
Versioned views are automatically created when registering as versioned.