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Consolidate Map

Summary

Consolidates a map and all referenced data sources to a specified output folder.

Usage

  • A warning is issued when this tool encounters an unsupported layer type. The unsupported layer will not be written to the output.

  • When Convert data to file geodatabase is checked (convert_data='CONVERT' in Python), the following occurs:

    • Each unique data source will have a file geodatabase created in the consolidated folder or package.
    • Compressed raster and vector formats will be converted to a file geodatabase, and compression will be lost.
    • Enterprise geodatabase data will not be consolidated. To have enterprise geodatabase data converted to a file geodatabase, check Include Enterprise geodatabase data instead of referencing the data.

  • When Convert data to file geodatabase is not checked (convert_data='PRESERVE' in Python), the following occurs:

    • The data source format of the input layers will be preserved when possible.
    • ADRG, CADRG/ECRG, CIB, and RPF raster formats will always convert to file geodatabase rasters. ArcGIS cannot natively write out these formats. They will always be converted to file geodatabase rasters for efficiency.
    • In the output folder structure, file geodatabases will be consolidated into a version-specific folder, and all other formats will be consolidated into the commonData folder.
    • Compressed raster and vector formats will not be clipped, even if an extent is specified in the Extent parameter.

  • For layers that contain a join or participate in a relationship class, all joined or related data sources will be consolidated into the output folder.

  • Some datasets reference other datasets. For example, you may have a topology dataset that references four feature classes. Other examples of datasets that reference other datasets include Geometric Networks, Networks, and Locators. When consolidating or packaging a layer based on these types of datasets, the participating datasets will also be consolidated or packaged.

  • For feature layers, the Extent parameter is used to select the features that will be consolidated. For raster layers, the Extent parameter is used to clip the raster datasets.

Syntax

ConsolidateMap_management (in_map, output_folder, {convert_data}, {convert_arcsde_data}, {extent}, {apply_extent_to_arcsde}, {preserve_sqlite})
ParameterExplanationData Type
in_map
[in_map,...]

The map (.mapx) to be consolidated. When running this tool within the ArcGIS Pro application, the input can be a map, scene, or basemap.

Map
output_folder

The output folder that will contain the consolidated map and data.

Folder
convert_data
(Optional)

Specifies whether input layers will be converted into a file geodatabase or preserve their original format.

  • CONVERT Data will be converted to a file geodatabase.
    Note:

    This parameter does not apply to enterprise geodatabase data sources. To convert enterprise geodatabase data, set convert_arcsde_data='CONVERT_ARCSDE'.

  • PRESERVEData formats will be preserved when possible. This is the default.
Boolean
convert_arcsde_data
(Optional)

Specifies whether input enterprise geodatabase layers will be converted into a file geodatabase or preserve their original format.

  • CONVERT_ARCSDE Enterprise geodatabase data will be converted to a file geodatabase and included in the consolidated folder or package. This is the default.
  • PRESERVE_ARCSDE Enterprise geodatabase data will be preserved and will be referenced in the consolidated folder or package.
Boolean
extent
(Optional)

Specifies the extent by manually entering the coordinates in the extent parameter using the format X-Min Y-Min X-Max Y-Max. To use the extent of a specific layer, specify the layer name.

  • MAXOFUnion of inputs
  • MINOFIntersection of inputs
  • DISPLAYSame extent as current display
  • <Layer>Same extent as specified layer
Extent
apply_extent_to_arcsde
(Optional)

Determines whether specified extent will be applied to all layers or only to enterprise geodatabase layers.

  • ALL Specified extent is applied to all layers. This is the default.
  • ARCSDE_ONLYSpecified extent is applied to enterprise geodatabase layers only.
Boolean
preserve_sqlite
(Optional)

Instead of converting to a file geodatabase format, input SQLite data can be preserved as SQLite output. This parameter overrides the convert_data parameter when the input data is SQLite. If the input data is a SQLite network dataset, the output will always be SQLite.

  • PRESERVE_SQLITEPreserve data as SQLite.
  • CONVERT_SQLITEConvert data from SQLite to file geodatabase. This is the default.
Boolean

Code sample

ConsolidateMap example 1 (Python window)

The following Python script demonstrates how to use the ConsolidateMap tool from the Python window:

# This code assumes a map named "World1" exists in the current project
import arcpy
arcpy.ConsolidateMap_management('World1', 'c:/projects/World', 'PRESERVE', 'CONVERT_ARCSDE')

Licensing information

  • ArcGIS Desktop Basic: Yes
  • ArcGIS Desktop Standard: Yes
  • ArcGIS Desktop Advanced: Yes

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