[MS4W-Users] SDE

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Wed Jan 20 15:15:11 EST 2010

Yves Moisan wrote:
>> Hello Yves,
>> For the record, the correct instructions for connecting to both raster 
>> and vector SDE layers are fully described in the MS4W 3.0 beta7's README 
>> file, which you should have locally (or they can be viewed online at 
>> http://www.maptools.org/ms4w/index.phtml?page=README_INSTALL_3.0.html#sde). 
> Hi Jeff,
> Thanx.  I should have RTFM.  However this bit scares me : 
> "*Note that you might need to add the ArcGIS location (such as*
>    *C:/Program Files/ArcGIS/Bin) to your system PATH environment*"
> The SDE server isn't on the same machine.  I guess I'll have to map a
> network drive, unless it isn't needed really.
>>   I suggest you follow those instructions, and if there are any changes 
>> required to those steps please file a ticket in the MS4W issue tracker 
>> (http://www.maptools.org/ms4w/index.phtml?page=bugs.html).  Thanks very 
>> much.

Yeah that does sound scarey.  That advice came from an MS4W user (Liz) 
who filed this note as a ticket, since that solved her issue in her 
corporate environment...a good piece of advice indeed.  If you hit any 
new walls like that please do report them as a ticket also.


Jeff McKenna
FOSS4G Consulting and Training Services

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