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Keeping record of lock files when editing geodatabases using ArcGIS for Desktop?

Keeping record of lock files when editing geodatabases using ArcGIS for Desktop?


In my organization, my group edits several Geodatabases and I am trying to find a way to keep track of them when GDBs are edited.

Is there an Esri function or possible an Excel script that would keep track of lock files?


If you are using File Geodatabase, the only option to track feature editions is Editor Tracking (@John Comment). It added 4 fields to each table namely: Creator,CreatedDate, Editor, EditedAt

If you are using Enterprise geodatabase then you can take advantage of versioning. You can create a version for each user and manage their editions, deletions, insertions (Version change viewer). In this way you have a fine grained control over any edits to your Geodatabase.

last not the least, geodatabase locks are temporary. once a user start editing a File Geodatabase, locks get created and when they are finished they get deleted.