Environment variables

Environment variables store information for specific settings in the environment of the connecting client. They store such things as the path to a specific directory or file, a port number, and user names.

The following is a list of environment variables you can set. Most of these variables are intended for use with an ArcSDE service and, as such, are set in the dbinit.sde file on the ArcSDE server. Some variables can be set for clients making direct connections to the geodatabase, such as SDEINTERCEPT and SDEINTERCEPTLOC. In those cases, you can set variables in the Windows system variables or UNIX command shell for the connecting client. Additionally, some variables such as SDEDBECHO, are intended for UNIX/Linux systems.