Create Multirole Locator With Multiple Instances of the Same Role

Discussion created by jborgion Champion on Dec 11, 2019
Latest reply on Dec 31, 2019 by NimbusHex

ArcGis Pro 2.4


With the create locator tool, I can create a single role Point Address.  As discussed in Address point role with Units  as well as Provide Units In Suggested Addresses , I'm confounded by the inability to offer suggestions for addresses that contain unit numbers.


But wait, what's this?  A work around?! Yes! Our data has a field called (drum roll) FullAddress and using it as the reference field for  POI role I can get suggestions!


Oh rats...  It seems that when one creates a multi-role locator, one is limited to single instance of each role; you can't have two POI roles. Our multi-role approach also uses Parcel ID as the POI reference from a polygon layer...




But wait again!  Another work-around: just for fun I used the address points in the Zone role, referencing the FullAddress field and voila! Suggestions with unit numbers and I can use that role to a multi role locator!


Is this a hack or considered best practice?


Eric Anderson

Shana Britt

Brad Niemand