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About the locator properties

This topic describes the properties listed in the About the locator section of the Locator Properties dialog box.

Learn more about modifying a locator's settings


The name of the locator.


Information about the locator. If you want to provide more information about the locator you created, you can store the information in the Description field. Information such as the organization that owns or builds the locator, the area, or type of addresses that can be used for geocoding may be useful.

The description of the locator can be modified on the Locator Properties dialog box by following these steps:

  1. On the Locator Properties dialog box, click the About the locator tab on the left.
  2. Type the text for describing the locator in the Description field.

    The text cannot be longer than 63 characters.

  3. Click OK to save the settings and close the dialog box.

Style name

The name of the locator style with which the locator was created.

Style description

A brief description of the locator style.

Spatial reference

The spatial reference of the locator. Unless you specify a different reference system when you create the locator, the locator uses the spatial reference of the feature class used for building the locator.

Style release

The release number of ArcGIS (for instance, ArcGIS 10.1) associated with the locator style.

Last build time

The date and time the locator was last built. This helps you determine whether the locator requires rebuilding. If the reference data has been modified since the last build, you should consider rebuilding.

Store standardized reference data

Indicates whether the locator stores the standardized attributes of the reference data. If this property is set to True, the reference data was standardized on the fly while the locator was built.

GDB transactional version

The version name or number of the SDE geodatabase on which the locator was built, if the reference data was versioned.

Configuration keyword

The configuration keyword of the geodatabase on which the locator was built.

Support intersections

Determines whether the locator supports geocoding at intersections. If this property is set to True, the locator does support such geocoding function.

Learn more about searching for street intersections

Support suggestions

Enables the suggest operation when the address locator is published as a geocode service. The suggest operation provides a list of suggested matches that is updated with each character typed by the user until the address they are looking for appears in the list.

If this property is set to True, the locator supports suggestions.

Learn more about creating a locator with suggestions enabled