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24016: Mosaic dataset contains error(s) found during item-level analysis

Mosaic datasets have their own analyzer. This ensures that the mosaic dataset is functioning properly and efficiently. This mosaic dataset has at least one error or warning. It is recommended that you fix any mosaic dataset errors for your web layer to work optimally.


Resolve all errors. It is recommended that you open the mosaic dataset in ArcMap rather than only review the analysis results.

  1. Open ArcMap and add the mosaic dataset.
  2. Right-click the mosaic dataset in the ArcMap table of contents and click Data > View Analysis Results to view the results.

    This opens the results of the analysis in the Prepare window.

  3. Right-click each message to get more information, read help for the error, and click suggested fixes.

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When sharing a mosaic dataset as a web layer, the mosaic dataset will be analyzed. This analysis is at a higher level and will not examine the contents of the mosaic dataset. It is recommended that you analyze a mosaic dataset using the Analyze Mosaic Dataset tool before you share it.

Errors are categorized into the following:

  • Error/High—Indicates an issue that may adversely affect the basic desktop roaming or sharing with the mosaic dataset, for example, invalid visibility or cannot open the raster dataset.
  • Error/Medium—Indicates an issue that directly affects the authoring experience. Geoprocessing tools under the mosaic dataset toolset are likely to fail because of this issue, for example, empty mosaic or invalid raster type ID.
  • Error/Low—Indicates an issue that might affect some aspects related to the mosaic dataset (or any derived image service), for example, invalid center XY or broken paths.


You must fix the errors Error in the Prepare window.

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