Set map data sources

The Set Map Data Sources tool helps you update map documents that reference data in a file geodatabases to correctly reference data in an enterprise or workgroup geodatabase. The tool analyzes your current map document and gives you the opportunity to:

  • Change the data source for each map layer
  • Update label expressions and/or definition queries to reference field names in an enterprise or workgroup geodatabase

Once complete, a new map document will be created and saved in the same location as your original map.

To create a new map document that references an enterprise or workgroup geodatabase, complete the following steps:

  1. Choose your Input Map Document.
  2. Choose your Current Source and New Source.
  3. Select the map document properties you'd like to update.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Open the new map document and ensure the data sources, label expressions, and definition queries now reference your enterprise or workgroup geodatabase.