address locator and coded domains

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05-16-2014 09:33 AM
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The data I am using to build an address locator is structured in a standard relational database model structure. Some of the fields that I need to provide e.g. Left City or Place are stored as codes in my feature class that point to an external lookup table which stores the real text name.

I do not want to flatten the data as the geodatabase is used for other tasks, is updated fairly regularly and is a large dataset. Coded domains are not recognised by the address locator and simply return the original code in the search results, which is not very useful.

I thought about using views but unfortunately this is not possible using a file geodatabase - only when using SDE. Do I have any other options, without flattening the data using a python script? (This is what I am trying to avoid).

Many thanks
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