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Manage registered data stores

From the Manage registered data stores pane in ArcGIS Pro, you can register folders and enterprise databases as data stores with your portal's federated servers. In doing so, you are allowing web layers you share to reference the registered data.

From the Manage registered data stores pane, you can additionally validate, edit, and remove data stores.

Note:

Managing data stores requires administrator or publisher permissions.

For more information on the prerequisites for data registration, see Before registering data.

The Manage registered data stores pane can be accessed in three ways:

  • Click Data Stores Data Stores in the Manage group on the Share ribbon.
  • Click Manage Data Stores in the Federated Servers section of the Contents tab when configuring a web layer.
  • Right-click analyzer warnings 24011 or 24012 or analyzer errors 00231 or 00232 and click the Open manage data stores pane.

Data store properties

PropertyDescription

Status

All data store items initially have a status of Unknown.

After validating, the status changes to either Valid Valid or Could not connect Could not connect.

Type

Data stores can be managed, referenced, or replaced. From ArcGIS Pro you can register folders and enterprise databases as either referenced or replaced.

Name

The name of the data store is a user-defined unique identifier.

Each data store item has three properties.

Register a database

If your data is in an enterprise database and you want web layers that are shared to display and possibly edit the data in your database, you need to register the database with your federated server.

  1. Click the add drop-down arrow Add and click Database Database.
  2. Provide a name for the data store.
  3. To add the publisher database connection, you can do one of the following.
    • Click Add to create a new database connection by filling in the connection properties. For more information on connecting to a database, see Database connections in ArcGIS Pro.
    • Click Import to browse to an existing database connection file (.sde).
  4. If your server does not have access to the publisher database, uncheck Same as publisher database connection to specify a database connection the server can access. For more information on when to use this option, see Scenarios for registering your data.
    Note:

    Make sure a copy of the data in your publisher's geodatabase exists in the server's geodatabase. This scenario can only be used with enterprise geodatabases, not databases.

  5. If you unchecked Same as publisher database connection, add the server database connection in one of the following ways:
    • Click Add to create a new database connection by filling in the connection properties. For more information on connecting to a database, see Database connections in ArcGIS Pro.
    • Click Import to browse to an existing database connection file (.sde).

Register a folder

If your data is in a folder and you want web layers that are shared to display this data without copying it to the server, you need to register the folder with your federated server.

  1. Click the add drop-down arrow Add and click Folder Folder.
  2. Provide a name for the data store.
  3. To add the Publisher folder path, type the path of the folder. Alternatively, click the browse button Browse to select the folder.
  4. If your server does not have access to the publisher folder, you can uncheck the Same as publisher folder path check box to specify the folder path the server can access. For more information on when to use this option, see Scenarios for registering your data.
    Note:

    Make sure a copy of the data in your publisher's folder exists in the server's folder.

  5. If you unchecked the Same as publisher folder path check box, add the server folder path by typing the path of the folder. Alternatively, click the browse button Browse to select the folder.

Validate data stores

When the Manage Registered Data Stores pane is initially opened, all data stores have a status of Unknown Unknown. Validating a data store verifies the federated server has read access to the data store's workspace.

  1. To validate your data stores, do one of the following:
    • Check the top check box to check on all data stores.
    • Check the check boxes corresponding to the data stores you want to validate.
  2. Click Validate.

The status of each validated data store item updates.

Edit a data store

If your data location has changed, you can edit your existing data store to point to the correct location.

  1. Hover over the data store item to be updated and click Edit Edit.
  2. When editing a registered database, you can update the following:
    • Publisher database connection
    • Server database connection
  3. When editing a registered folder, you can update the following:
    • Publisher folder path.
    • Server folder path.
    • If you registered the folder using a letter drive, you can update the publisher folder host name to your current machine by clicking Refresh Refresh.
  4. Click OK.

Remove a data store

If your federated server no longer requires access to a data store, you can remove it.

  1. Hover over the data store item to be removed and click Remove Remove.
  2. Click OK.