Plug-in Data Sources for ArcGIS Pro

09-01-2016 07:52 AM
Status: Implemented
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New Contributor III

ESRI's documentation articulates it best:


"Imagine that there is a regular supply of text files containing geographic locations, but the data in the files has an unusual format. This data should be used in ArcGIS, but converting data each time a new file is received is impractical. In short, ArcGIS should work directly with this data, as it does with other supported data formats. This can be done by implementing a plug-in data source." (Source: ArcObjects 10 .NET SDK Help )


It would be nice to be able to work with custom data formats in the new ArcGIS Pro without the extra steps of import and export. Could something like this be implemented as an add in or extension to the Pro version?


Can I suggest that this is a deliberately biased (planted) suggestion?  If this feature is not available in ArcGisPro, it is because ESRI have decided not to implement a feature available in ArcGIS.  This has serious repercussions for some wanting to migrate from ArcGIS to ArcGISPro.  Maybe ESRI would prefer everyone now uses a 'Data Interoperability extension' .... maybe at some profit to ESRI?


This feature appears in Pro version 2.4 and later. Still need to add Catalog View support, but Plugin Datasource functionality is definitely there. Can this be marked as implemented?

Status changed to: Implemented

Implemented in ArcGIS Pro 2.3. See, ProConcepts Plugin Datasources for more information