Known Issue: File Geodatabases Written in FME Form 2023.1 with ArcGIS Pro 3.1.x Will Not Publish to ArcGIS Portal 11.0

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FME Version

  • FME 2023.1

  Known Issue ID



  FME Form 2023.1


  File geodatabases written in FME Form 2023.1
  with ArcGIS Pro 3.1.x where the output feature
  class(es) contain(s) at least one of the new
  Esri data types


  See Workaround below



While trying to publish a feature class written to file geodatabase in FME Form 2023.1 with an ArcGIS Pro 3.1.x license, users see the following error message in the Share As Web Layer geoprocessing pane of ArcGIS Pro 3.1.x after selecting Analyze:

The dataset version is later than is supported by your server. Minimum version: 11.1

Error encountered in ArcGIS Pro 3.1.2 

If the same geodatabase is uploaded and published to an ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0 portal, from within the My Content page of the portal, users will see the following error after adding the new item:

Something unexpected caused the tool to fail.

Error encountered in ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0 portal

Despite the error displayed in the above screenshot, a new hosted feature layer will appear in the My Contents space. However, adding this new hosted feature layer to Map Viewer will cause the following error:

The layer, <LayerName>, cannot be added to the map.

Error encountered in Map Viewer upon adding the hosted feature layer


Esri recently announced support for several new data types, as detailed in this Esri What’s New article . These new data types include:

  • date only
  • time only
  • timestamp offset
  • big integer
  • 64-bit object IDs

In anticipation of this announcement, we upgraded our Esri Geodatabase (File Geodb) format to remain current with these data type additions. This upgraded File Geodatabase format was included in FME Form 2023.1, beginning with build 23619. 

ArcGIS Pro 3.1.x and newer will support these new data types, however ArcGIS Enterprise pre-11.1 will not support them. As a result, users are able to take advantage of these new data types while writing file geodatabases in FME Form 2023.1+ with at minimum ArcGIS Pro 3.1.x, but will not be able to publish those written file geodatabases / feature classes which contain the new data types to ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0 or older. Please refer to Esri’s Client and geodatabase compatibility article for more information.

this behavior will only be encountered with those file geodatabases written by the Esri Geodatabase (File Geodb) format, containing the new data types. The Esri Geodatabase (File Geodb Open API) format is not affected.



As support for Esri’s new data types was not introduced until FME Form 2023.1 build 23619, users who encounter this Known Issue can consider downgrading to FME Form 2023.0 until this issue is resolved.

Alternatively, users who prefer to remain with FME Form 2023.1 can consider manually adjusting the data type of affected attributes from within the Feature Type User Parameters of the Esri Geodatabase (File Geodb) writer. Double-click on the file geodatabase writer feature type to open its parameters, then switch to the User Attributes tab.

Adjusting the data type of affected attributes in the Esri Geodatabase (File Geodb) writer feature type parameters dialog

Change Attribute Definition to Manual, and then adjust the data type of any attribute whose Type is set to one of the new Esri data types. This will prevent the writer from including these new data types in the written feature class(es).

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