Deploy and license the parcel fabric

The parcel fabric uses the following two deployment types:

  • Enterprise deployment—For a multiuser editing environment
  • Single-user deployment—For a single-user editing environment

These deployments have the following ArcGIS platform compatibility requirements:

DeploymentNumber of editorsGeodatabaseRequired softwareArcGIS Pro license level



Enterprise geodatabase

ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7.1 and ArcGIS Pro 2.4. For ArcGIS Pro 2.5 or later use ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8 or later.




File geodatabase

ArcGIS Pro 2.4 or later


Deploy in an enterprise environment

In an enterprise environment, the parcel fabric is edited and maintained using a services-based architecture. A services-based architecture allows you to share the parcel fabric across all platforms (desktop, mobile, and web), and different workflows can be enabled on different clients in the field and in the office.

Currently, the parcel fabric is edited inArcGIS Desktop using ArcGIS Pro.

ArcGIS Enterprise uses web services and can be installed on premises or in a cloud-based environment.

Learn more about ArcGIS Enterprise

The benefits of deploying the parcel fabric in an enterprise environment include the following:

  • Improved scalability and performance. Build and edit large parcel fabrics in a multiuser environment.
  • Branch versioning. Work with historic moments.
  • Management of user types, roles, and privileges.
  • Enhanced editor tracking capabilities with branch versioning. For example, you can track users who delete features within a version.
  • Use of web services. Share and edit data across multiple clients (desktop, web, and mobile) in real time.
  • Integration with external business systems and automation using the parcel fabric REST API.

License the parcel fabric

Parcel fabric enterprise and single-user deployments require the following licensing:

DeploymentRequired ArcGIS Pro license levelIncludesWeb and mobile clients



GIS Professional user type (Standard/Advanced) and the ArcGIS Parcel Fabric user type extension

ArcGIS Parcel Fabric add-on license is required



ArcGIS Pro license (Standard/Advanced)

Not supported


The ArcGIS Parcel Fabric user type extension is applicable to ArcGIS Pro 2.5 or later and ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8 or later.

Learn more about user types

In an enterprise deployment, the parcel fabric is published to Portal for ArcGIS. It is recommended that you publish your parcel fabric to the same portal that is used to manage licenses.


In an enterprise deployment, if you license ArcGIS Pro using Single Use, Named User in ArcGIS Online or Concurrent Use licensing, the administrator of the portal hosting the parcel fabric service must assign the ArcGIS Parcel Fabric user type extension as a separate add-on license to the appropriate portal users.