shrug-l: Set Data Source

Mayo, Michele L. Michele.Mayo at
Thu Aug 3 10:58:46 EDT 2006





Another option that lets you store your data wherever you want is to use UNC
pathnames.  In Windows Explorer, connect to the server where the data resides
through "My Network Places".  Then use that connection to access the data and
to define folder connections in Arc Catalog.



Michele Mayo, GISP

Florida DEP, Beaches and Coastal Systems

Coastal Data Acqusition Section

3900 Commonwealth Blvd. MS 300

Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000


michele.mayo at





From: shrug-l-bounces at
[mailto:shrug-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of Tripp Corbin,
Sent: Thursday, August 03, 2006 10:52 AM
To: Thomas, Jim; shrug-l at
Subject: Re: shrug-l: Set Data Source


There may be a script you can download but there is no way to do it with
plain ArcGIS. I would recommend you set your maps to use relative paths in
the future. That way as long as the data and map stay in the same location
relative to one another you will not have this problem again. That setting is
under map properties.


Tripp Corbin, MCP, GISP
Associate Vice President, GIS/Mapping
ESRI Authorized Instructor
Keck & Wood, Inc.
(678) 417-4013
(678) 417-8785 fax


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	----- Original Message ----- 

	From: Thomas, Jim <mailto:jim_thomas at>  

	To: shrug-l at 

	Sent: Thursday, August 03, 2006 10:46 AM

	Subject: shrug-l: Set Data Source


	Is there a way to change the data source for multiple data layers in
ArcMap?  We recently changed our data library location and now all my links
have to be reset.  Only part of the path name has changed (i.e. V: to N:\Data
Library).  Any suggestions?



	Jim T.


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