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ICopyHelper Interface (ArcObjects .NET 10.8 SDK)
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ICopyHelper Interface

Provides access to helper functions for post-processing copied metadata.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.


This interface can be used to update the metadata of a dataset, a geodatabase, or a standalone XML file after it's been copied. In most cases, explicitly calling this interface isn't necessary, because ArcCatalog will perform this operation for you, as will most programmatic copying methods (i.e. the methods of IGeoDBDataTransfer and IFeatureDataConverter).


Name Description
Method UpdateDatabaseMetadata Call this while creating a copy of a dataset in a geodatabase.
Method UpdateMetadata Call this after creating a copy of a dataset, workspace, or file.

Classes that implement ICopyHelper

Classes Description
MetadataCopyHelper Metadata Copy Helper.