Registering data as versioned
This topic applies to ArcEditor and ArcInfo only.
Data must be registered as versioned to use versioned editing. When you register a dataset as versioned, two delta tables get created to track insert, update, and delete operations performed on the data. Therefore, a versioned dataset consists of the original table (called the business or base table) plus any changes stored in the delta tables.
To see a description of versioned editing, see the Data maintenance with versions section of Data maintenance strategies.
Registering a feature dataset as versioned registers all feature classes within the feature dataset as versioned.
However, if you add a new feature class to the feature dataset after you have already registered the feature dataset as versioned, the new feature class will not be registered as versioned. Since you cannot register individual feature classes within the feature dataset as versioned, you will need to register the feature dataset as versioned again. Follow the steps above to do this.The existing feature classes remain registered as versioned. Registering the feature dataset as versioned again simply registers any new feature classes as versioned.If you do not register the feature dataset as versioned after adding new feature classes to it, you will not be able to edit any of the feature classes in the feature dataset.
Only the owner of the data can register or unregister it as versioned.
- In the Catalog tree, right-click a feature dataset, feature class, or table.
Click Register As Versioned on the context menu.
This opens the Register As Versioned dialog box.
Optional: If the Register the selected objects with the option to move edits to base is available and you want edits saved to the DEFAULT version—whether edited directly or merged in from other versions—to be saved in the business tables, check Register the selected objects with the option to move edits to base.
See Deciding how to register data for more information on the move edits to base option.
- Click OK.