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About modifying a locator's settings

When a locator is created, default parameters of the geocoding properties and options are saved in the locator. The geocoding properties and options control how the locator finds and filters the list of candidates, how it places the locations of matched addresses, what information is contained in the geocoding output, and how to optimize geocoding performance. The following list shows what properties and options you can view or change:

Accessing the address locators

To modify the locator's settings, the locator must be added to the project.

Note:

ArcGIS Pro only supports accessing and modifying locator properties for locators that are stored in a file location. Accessing or modifying locator properties for portal locators and server locators is not currently supported.

Modifying a locator's settings

When a locator is created, geocoding properties and options are saved in the locator. On the Locator Properties dialog box, you can modify the description of the locator, geocoding options that control the searching and matching of addresses, and other parameters for optimizing performance. See Modify a locator's settings to learn how to modify the settings of a locator.

When a composite locator is created, references to participating locators, geocoding properties, and options are saved in the composite locator. On the Composite Locator Properties dialog box, you can add or remove participating locators and modify the geocoding options. See Modifying a composite address locator's settings to learn how to modify the settings of a composite locator.