Uncompress File Geodatabase Data (Data Management)
Uncompresses all the contents in a geodatabase, all the contents in a feature dataset, or an individual stand-alone feature class or table.
When you uncompress a geodatabase, all feature classes and tables within it uncompress.
When you uncompress a feature dataset, all its feature classes uncompress.
You cannot individually compress or uncompress a feature class in a feature dataset to produce a mixed state where some feature classes are compressed and others are not. Compressed feature datasets allow you to add an uncompressed feature class through operations such as creating a new, empty feature class, copying and pasting, and importing. However, you cannot edit the uncompressed feature class if there are compressed feature classes in the same feature dataset. Once you've finished adding one or more uncompressed feature classes, you can recompress or uncompress the feature dataset so all its feature classes are either compressed or uncompressed.
The geodatabase, feature dataset, feature class, or table to uncompress.
|Feature Dataset; Table View or Raster Layer; Workspace|
The configuration keyword defining how the data will store once uncompressed
The following example demonstrates how to use the UncompressFileGeodatabaseData funcion in the python window.
import arcpy arcpy.env.workspace = "C:/data/" arcpy.UncompressFileGeodatabaseData_management("london.gdb")
The following example demonstrates how to use the UncompressFileGeodatabaseData funcion in a standalone python script.
# Name: UncompressFileGeodatabaseData.py # Description: Use the UncompressFileGeodatabaseData tool to uncompress a geodatabase # Author: ESRI # import system modules import arcpy, os from arcpy import env # Set environment settings env.workspace = "C:/data" # Set local variables geodatabase = "london.gdb" try: # Process: Compress the data arcpy.UncompressFileGeodatabaseData_management(geodatabase) except: # If an error occurred while running the tool print the messages print arcpy.GetMessages()