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ET GeoWizards and Geodatabases
ArcGIS supports three types of Geodatabases:
ET GeoWizards writes its outputs as stand alone feature classes in Personal Geodatabases (PGDB) and File Geodatabases (FGDB).
Temporary feature classes.
Many of the functions of ET GeoWizards perform complex spatial operations and in the process need to create one or more intermediate datasets. These temporary datasets are not written in the users geodatabase, but in a special geodatabases. ET GeoWizards creates two temporary geodatabases - a PGDB and a FGDB. Depending on the type of the selected output the intermediate feature classes are stored in one of these temporary databases. The temporary databases are stored in a location specified by the user. The location (temp folder) can be set using the ET GeoWizards Main Dialog ==> About Tab ==> Settings). If the temp folder has not be set Et GeoWizards sets it to "c:\temp\ET_Temp" The names of the temp geodatabases are:
Maintenance of the temp geodatabases
All functions are designed to maintain the temporary geodatabases by
In some cases however some of the functions cannot delete the intermediate datasets. This might cause the size of the temporary geodatabases to grow after long use of the software. Large size of the temporary geodatabases might cause decreased performance of some of the functions of ET GeoWizards. The easiest way to avoid such problems is simply to delete the temporary geodatabases on regular basis.