ArcPad 10.2.6 - Available Now

12-12-2019 09:53 AM
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ArcPad 10.2.6 is available to download from My Esri.


The key areas of improvement in ArcPad 10.2.6 are the behavior of subtype defaults, the ability to filter NMEA sentences and the ability to run the ArcPad Data Manager tools in debug mode. (details below)

NOTE: The retirement date for ArcPad 10.2.6 has been extended to December 31st 2021.
ArcPad will continue to be supported through December 31, 2021, at which time the product will be retired and support will end.
See the ArcPad Product Life Cycle document for more information.


  • When you change a subtype value in ArcPad, all unedited subtype defined defaults in other fields, are automatically changed to match the defaults of the subtype. (NIM080188)
  • New extension NMEAFilter has been added that allows the user to filter specific NMEA sentences from being used by ArcPad. Filtered messages are greyed out in the GPS/Rangefinder debug window and not used when determining a location. (BUG-000114664)
  • NoteNote:

    To filter messages, apply a value to the NMEAFILTERS user property. For example, to use only GPS NMEA messages, in the ArcPad script window enter and execute the following: Application.userProperties("NMEAFILTERS") = "$GP;!$". One or more filters can be supplied, separated by a semicolon. Example values include:

    • $—Accept all NMEA messages.
    • !$—Reject all NMEA messages.
    • $GP;!$—Accept only GPS messages, reject all other messages.
    • $GN;!$—Accept only GNSS messages, reject all other messages.
    • $GL;!$—Accept only GLONASS messages, reject all other messages.
    • $BD;!$—Accept only Beidou messages, reject all other messages.
    • $GN;$GL;!$—Accept both GNSS and GLONASS messages, reject all other messages.
    • !$GP;$—Reject all GPS messages, accept all other messages.
    • !$BD;$—Reject all Beidou messages, accept all other messages.
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To see filtered messages (displayed in grey), select GPS/Rangefinder Debug from the GPS Active menu on the Main toolbar.

ArcPad Data Manager

  • Debug version of ArcPadToolsGen2.dll is now included in the installation. This may assist troubleshooting check-in or check out issues by providing more error diagnostics. To use, replace the file C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\ArcPad10.2\DesktopTools10.0\ArcPadToolsGen2.dll file with the one located in the C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\ArcPad10.2\Extras folder. Perform your check out or check-in as intended. If the Data Manager crashes, save the error information supplied, and send to Esri Technical Support for more assistance.

TLS 1.1 no longer supported

Syncing of feature services and the upload and download of ArcPad Packages hosted in ArcGIS Online will continue to be available to users on devices that support TLS 1.2. Windows (7, 8.1, 10) can be updated to support TLS 1.2 and Windows Embedded HandHeld 7.0 devices can be patched by the manufacturer. Devices that only support TLS 1.1 can not use secured feature services and ArcPad Packages hosted in ArcGIS Online.