Mosaic Datasets created or edited with Pro 2.3.2

03-28-2019 02:29 PM
Esri Contributor
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The ArcGIS Pro 2.3.2 software patch enables mosaic datasets created or modified by Pro 2.3 and 10.7 to be read and modified by earlier versions (ArcGIS Pro 2.1 and 10.5 or later).


If you created or modified a mosaic dataset using Pro 2.3 or 10.7, you can update it and make it compatible with earlier versions by following the steps below.


  1. Open Pro 2.3.2.
  2. In the Catalog pane, navigate to your mosaic dataset. Right-click and select Properties from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click Defaults which displays Image Properties. Scroll down to Maximum Number of Rasters Per Mosaic, and change the value to any number. Press <Tab> to update the field.
  4. Change the Maximum Number of Rasters Per Mosaic property back to the original value and press <Tab> to update the field again. 

This resets the mosaic dataset object to the new Pro 2.3.2 version.

Update to ArcGIS Pro 2.3.2 by going to My Esri or by using the in-app software updater.

New Contributor II

Hi Julia,

Would the suggestions above work if the Mosaic Dataset was created in Pro 2.3.1, and I want to open it in ArcMap 10.4.1?

Thank you,

Esri Contributor

Hi Mohamad, 

The process works to create compatibility between Pro 2.1+ and ArcMap/Enterprise 10.5+. If you use the steps above, you will be able to view your mosaic dataset in ArcMap 10.5 or later, but not in 10.4.1.



New Contributor III

Hi Julia,

Will compatibility with 10.5 be an issue with any Pro version newer than 2.3.2?



Esri Contributor

Hi Alex,

It should not be a problem moving forward - I just tested with a mosaic dataset created in Pro 2.4 and I could read it just fine with 10.5. 

As long as the mosaic dataset does not have a function applied to it that was created in the newer version, it should be compatible. 



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B.Sc. in Earth Systems Science from McGill University M.Sc. in GIS for Environment and Development from Clark University. Currently working as a Product Engineer on the Imagery/Raster team at Esri in Redlands, CA.