Setting up the product library as a personal or file geodatabase
Using a personal or file geodatabase allows you to create a local database that can be placed on a network location and accessed by a limited number of users. The following process outlines the steps for creating a personal or file geodatabase that can then be used as a product library.
Creating a new personal or file geodatabase
A new personal or file geodatabase needs to be created to be used as the product library.
You can create a new personal or file geodatabase in ArcCatalog.
- Start ArcCatalog.
- Navigate to the location where you want to create the new geodatabase.
Right-click the folder in the Catalog tree where you want to create the new geodatabase, point to New, then click one of the following:
- Personal Geodatabase—If you want to create a personal geodatabase
- File Geodatabase—If you want to create a file geodatabase
ArcCatalog creates a new geodatabase in the location you selected.
Type the name for the new geodatabase.
You can also rename the new geodatabase by right-clicking the new geodatabase name and clicking Rename.
Defining and upgrading the geodatabase as a product library
After the geodatabase has been created, various tables and feature classes that are part of the product library need to be added to it. This process can be completed in ArcMap.
The steps in this section are for defining and upgrading the geodatabase as a product library in ArcMap.
- Start ArcMap.
- On the main menu, click Customize > Production > Production Properties.
The Production Properties dialog box appears.
If necessary, click Data Management.
Click the cell next to Workspace in the Product Library section and click the ellipsis (...) that appears.
The Please browse to the location of the Product Library Workspace dialog box appears.
- Navigate to the product library database.
The Upgrade Workspace dialog box appears.
Click OK to upgrade the geodatabase you want to use as the product library.
The Upgrade Product Library dialog box appears with the progress of the upgrade.
- Click OK.
Granting permissions to the database
When the product library is a personal or file geodatabase, all users have the same level of access and permissions. Access to the product library is managed by Windows login authentication.
When a nonadministrative user is going to be setting and using the product library database, the system administrator needs to provide the following permissions for that user:
Full Control for the database
Full Control for the directory that contains the database