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IGeodatabaseRelease.Upgrade Method (ArcObjects .NET 10.8 SDK)
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IGeodatabaseRelease.Upgrade Method

Upgrade the database to the current release level.

[Visual Basic .NET]
Public Sub Upgrade ( _
public void Upgrade (
HRESULT Upgrade(

Product Availability

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


This method will upgrade the geodatabase system table release version to the current version of the ArcGIS software you are running. It will also augment the geodatabase system tables as required to complete the upgrade. An exclusive lock on the geodatabase is required to perform the upgrade. 

Upgrading a pre-ArcGIS 9.2 (low precision) geodatabase will not convert existing datasets within the geodatabase to high precision. In order to convert datasets from Low to High precision, use the IGeoDatasetSchemaEdit2::AlterResolution method.

Once the geodatabase has been upgraded, it is not usable in older versions of the software. Use the IGeodatabaseRelease2::DatasetSupported property to determine if the creation and use of particular datasets are supported within a geodatabase.

See Also

IGeodatabaseRelease Interface