A geodatabase is a central storage location for features, related datasets and behaviors.
We will start by creating a geodatabase named Training_Day1.mdb
1. To create a new folder called ArcPad Training
The left panel of ArcCatalog is the ArcCatalog tree
In the ArcCatalog tree, right-click on C:\ArcGIS
Choose New / Folder
Name the folder ArcPad_Training
2. To create a personal geodatabase named Training_Day1.mdb
Right-click on the ArcPad_Training folder
Choose New / Personal Geodatabase
Name the Geodatabase Training_Day1.mdb
Note the geodatabase button and its .mdb file extension
Geodatabase names must begin with a letter, cannot contain spaces or special characters (such as #, @, or *), and has a maximum length of 31 characters.
3. To view the properties of the geodatabase
Right-click on the geodatabase and choose Properties
Click on the General tab
Note the Filename and Path where your geodatabase is stored
This is a Personal Geodatabase and is of ArcGIS version 9.2
4. To view the domains of this geodatabase
Click on the Domains tab
Currently, there are no domains listed in the top portion of the window.
We will return to this tab to create the domains after we create the feature datasets and classes for this exercise.
You have now created the personal geodatabase Training_Day1.mdb.
In the next step, we will create a feature dataset for this geodatabase.