Importing a geodatabase schema from an XML workspace document

After a geodatabase schema has been exported to an XML workspace document, it can be shared with other ArcGIS users who can import it into their own geodatabases using ArcCatalog as follows:

  1. If one does not already exist, create a new geodatabase into which you will import the schema.
  2. Right-click the geodatabase, point to Import, then click XML Workspace Document.
  3. Use the browser to locate the XML workspace document to import. If you are sure it is schema only, you can check Schema Only before executing the import operation.