This topic describes the properties listed in the Outputs section of the Locator Properties dialog box.
Write X and Y coordinates
Use this setting to create attributes in geocoded feature classes that contain the x,y coordinates of the geocoded features. With this setting, a locator creates two attribute fields in the output feature class: one for the x-coordinate and one for the y-coordinate of the geocoded features. These values are empty if the input was not matched.
Write reference data ID field
Use this setting to create an attribute in a geocoded feature class that contains the ID of the reference feature to which an input was matched. This value is empty if the input was not matched.
Write percent along
Locators that use reference data with line geometry can interpolate a position along the reference feature for a geocoded input. Use this setting to create an attribute in a geocoded feature class that contains the position along the reference feature to which the input was matched. The value of this attribute is a number between 0 and 100, with 0 indicating the starting node of the reference feature and 100 indicating the ending node of the reference feature. This attribute is not valid if the reference feature isn't a line. The value is empty if the input was not matched.
Write user-specified additional output fields
Additional fields from the reference tables can be specified and added to a locator when you create a locator. These fields are used to provide additional information of the candidates. They do not participate in the score calculation.
Write locator-specific output fields
Some locator-specific fields added to the locator can be displayed when you geocode. These fields are used to provide additional information of the candidates. They do not participate in the score calculation.
Return display extent output fields
The bounding box of the geocoded feature includes the XMin and YMin and the XMax and YMax fields, indicating the southwest and northeast corners, respectively, of the extent. If these fields from the reference tables are specified and added to a locator when you create a locator, they can be displayed when you geocode.
Write elapsed time
The time it takes to geocode each record in the table. Use this setting to create an attribute in a geocoded feature class to show how much time elapsed during the matching of the input.
Write score per component
The component score tracks how well each component of an input matches the components of a candidate. A score of 100 indicates the components match perfectly; a score of 0 means the components don't match at all. Scores between 0 and 100 indicate that the component matches partially and the degree to which they match. This attribute is useful if an input does not find a perfect match and you want to learn which part of the input is causing the problem.
The score per component is an indicator of how well each component is matched. It does not serve as an actual value in the total score of the candidate, which is shown in the Score field. The component and total scores are calculated separately.
Although a default setting of the output options is saved in the locator when the locator is created, the setting can be modified on the Locator Properties dialog box, as described below.
- On the Locator Properties dialog box, click the Outputs tab on the left.
- Find the option you want to change.
- Click the drop-down menu under the option and click Yes to write the attribute or attributes in the output candidates of the geocoded feature class, or click No to exclude the attribute or attributes.
- Click OK to save the settings and close the dialog box.