Update community parcel layer

The Data Assistant Add-In includes a series of tools that have been optimized for migrating data to a Community Parcel layer and updating this data on a regular interval. To migrate your source data to a Community Parcel layer and configure updates, complete the following steps:

  1. Open your data aggregation project in ArcGIS Pro.
  2. Sign in to your ArcGIS organization and make it the active portal.
  3. Click the Data Assistant ribbon.
  4. Click New File and enter a Source Dataset, Target Dataset, and Configuration File name. Click Run.
  5. Click Data Mapper and select the Configuration File you created previously. Click Fields.
  6. Select the source fields and review the initial field mapping. Configure any additional fields and required data assistant methods. Once complete, Click Apply.
  7. Optionally, click Preview and select a configuration file. Specify the Number of Features you'd like generate in the preview. Click Run.
  8. Click Append Data or Replace Data and select the Configuration File you created previously.
    • If you are contributing or aggregating data for the first time, choose Append Data. This tool will add all features in the source dataset to the target dataset.
    • If you are updating data that already exists in the target dataset, choose Replace Data. This tool will use a defined query to replace specific features in the target dataset.
  9. Click Run.

Schedule Updates

The Data Assistant tools can be used with Windows Task Scheduler to update layers on a regular interval. Scheduled updates will ensure users have access to current information to support more dynamic decision-making.

To update parcel data on a schedule, complete the following steps:

  1. Using ArcGIS Pro, open the Python window
  2. Import ArcPy by typing the following command:
  3. import arcpy
  4. Import a python toolbox from the Data Assistant tools by typing the following command:
  5. arcpy.ImportToolbox(r"C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Esri\ArcGISPro\AssemblyCache\{28142961-b645-420f-ba2a-72bcf8212558}\GPTools\DataLoadingAssistant.tbx")
  6. Specify your XML configuration file by typing the following command:
  7. arcpy.dla.ReplaceData(r"C:\Users\youruserprofile\Documents\ArcGIS\Projects\MyProject\ReplaceData.xml")
  8. Right-click in python window and choose to Save Transcript, this will save a new python file.
  9. Open Windows Task Scheduler.
  10. Select Action > Create Task and name your task.
  11. Select the Actions tab and click New.
  12. Set Action to Start a Program.
  13. Browse to the location of your ArcGIS Pro python installation (C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Pro\bin\Python\Scripts\propy.bat).
  14. In the Add Arguments text box, enter the full path of the script saved in step 5.