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Reference data tables properties

This topic describes the properties listed in the Reference data tables section of the Locator Properties dialog box.

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Primary table

The path of the primary table that was used for building the locator.


Other tables, such as alternate name and alternate city name tables, may be listed if the locator uses more than one table.

Learn more about reference tables in a locator style

Store relative paths

Storing relative paths in a locator is useful if you want to copy the entire workspace, including the reference feature class, tables, and locators, to another workspace. Setting the correct path to the reference data is essential when you want to rebuild the locator.

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The following steps demonstrate how to set relative or absolute paths:

  1. On the Locator Properties dialog box, click the Reference data tables tab on the left.
  2. In the drop-down menu under the Store relative path names option, choose true to store relative paths of the reference tables in the locator or false to store absolute paths.
  3. Click OK to save the setting.

Field map

The fields in each relevant reference table that were used in building the locator. You can review what fields in the reference tables were mapped to the fields specified by the locator style. Since geocoding compares components in the input addresses with values in the reference data, addresses may not be matched if some fields were not mapped correctly or not mapped at all. Creating a new locator with the correct field mapping can resolve the problem.