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Hi all,

How do I get rid of the geoprocessing history in the metadata ? I wanted to clean that up since I will be doing more process work later on.

I am familiar with the Metadata as I had training from ESRI Virtual Campus online. I don't find information on it.

Just wonder if anyone out there have done this in the past.

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I don't think there is an 'easy' way to delete it. You're just going to have to delete it one record at a time.

Ideally, process step should be utilized to document how you got from the beginning state of the data to it's current state. So, if you are doing some processing of the data - buffering, slicing, dicing, etc - keep those steps in there so there is some documentation. But, if it's some of the more simple steps (i.e., imported metadata is a popular one in my metadata), then just delete those.
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What if you export the metadata as xml and edit it - then reimport it?
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What if you export the metadata as xml and edit it - then reimport it?



You could do that just like you would do with HTML, but I discover a easy way around.
To do this, right click on file or personal geodatabase and go to Export and then point to the export to xml workspace document as a data and then click binary or nomalized and then do not check export to metadata . That will
not display the geoprocessing history. Then you can do the same for import right back in the current file or
personal geodatabase. It will bring in a new dataset. Simple as that.

Robert :D




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