Repair many broken repair data source

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09-28-2020 09:34 AM
PROBERT68
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When you received one or many layers that came to you from someone else or  from other sources and has many red exclamation point(s) next to each layer.

I followed the instructions that came with it but didn't get what I wanted.

Repair broken data sources in a map—ArcGIS Pro | Documentation 

I was trying to get all of them to get their data sources click at once but I had to click each at a time instead.

Is there a way to do that ? or is that the only way to do that ?

Thanks

 Rebecca McKinley

Dan Patterson

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Amber_Support
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Hello! I have found this ArcGIS Blog post that gives 5 tips when fixing broken links which you can find here: ArcGIS Pro Tips: 5 Tips For Fixing Broken Data Links 

One tip states, "If you have several layers that reference the same data source, that need to be fixed, you can repair the links one time in the Contents pane and ArcGIS Pro automatically repairs other broken layers. For example, if you have several feature classes stored in the same geodatabase, and the geodatabase has been renamed. Click the red exclamation point next to the layer to open the Change Data Source dialog box and browse to the correct source."

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MichaelVolz
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What is the data source (SDE - SQL Server, Oracle, other, file gdb, shapefile, other)?

This has implications on how you can proceed, especially in terms of access to Oracle SDE database.

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PROBERT68
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They are shapefiles

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MichaelVolz
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So did all the shapefiles in your aprx project have a red exclamation point and do they all point to the same folder location?  I believe all the shapefiles would need to reside in 1 folder for your 1 click workflow to work.

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PROBERT68
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That is what I did. They all are in the same folder.

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Amber_Support
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Hello! I have found this ArcGIS Blog post that gives 5 tips when fixing broken links which you can find here: ArcGIS Pro Tips: 5 Tips For Fixing Broken Data Links 

One tip states, "If you have several layers that reference the same data source, that need to be fixed, you can repair the links one time in the Contents pane and ArcGIS Pro automatically repairs other broken layers. For example, if you have several feature classes stored in the same geodatabase, and the geodatabase has been renamed. Click the red exclamation point next to the layer to open the Change Data Source dialog box and browse to the correct source."

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PROBERT68
Regular Contributor III

Yes !!!!! that is so much better and it has the screenshot to show me how this works.....  it's a life saver !

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