ArcGIS Pro: 2.4.2: Why saving the aprx file requires typing the file name and location separately?

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10-28-2019 12:25 AM
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JamalNUMAN
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ArcGIS Pro: 2.4.2: Why saving the aprx file requires typing the file name and location separately?

 

I recommend to be able to save the aprx file the same why we save the mxd without the need to choose the path and the name separately

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NaicongLi

Hello Jamal,

Unlike the name you enter in the Save As dialog in ArcMap (where the name will be used just for an .mxd file), the name you enter in the Create A New Project dialog in ArcGIS Pro will be used not only for the name of the project .aprx file, but also for the name of the project default file geodatabase and toolbox.  And if you have selected to create a project with a project home folder (the default and common workflow), this name will also be used for the name of the project home folder (under which the project .aprx file, the project default file geodatabase and toolbox will be placed).  It is therefore conceptually clearer to let you specify, separately, the location for the new project, and the name for the project which would be used for creating, under that location, a set of items mentioned above, including a new project home folder.

We appreciate your input.  If you feel that my comment above is not addressing your concern, please le us know.  Thanks!