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Geocoding Service- Rebuild Locators workflow

Question asked by rajugopi on Aug 23, 2016
Latest reply on May 1, 2017 by lladefian

We are migrating from ArcGIS Desktop/Server 10.1 to 10.3.1. Now, noticed a big change with Geocoding Service - Rebuilding locators and ESRI never mentions about what the new workflow should be?

 

We have reference data changing every night- so have to rebuild locators every night to have an accurate address search for our website. In 10.1 ArcGIS Server, our workflow was :

 

  1. Stop Geocoding Service
  2. Update reference data and Rebuild all locators including Composite locator
  3. Start Geocoding service- !!!!!boom all update appears

 

With 10.3.1, ESRI won't allow rebuilding composite locator. Instead suggest recreating it.

 

So, my question is Should we have to republish/overwrite Geocoding service every night if we've to recreate Composite locator every night? What's the workflow?

 

Or can this composite locator copied over to server which can be consumed by geocoding service?

 

Any thoughts?

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