Consolidate Locator (Data Management)


Consolidate a locator or composite locator by copying all locators into a single folder.


Locator consolidated folder
The output folder structures of a locator and a composite locator that have been consolidated.


  • Locators stored in a geodatabase are not accessible. If you want to consolidate a composite locator, make sure that the participating locators are not stored in a geodatabase.

  • A warning is issued when this tool encounters an invalid locator. The invalid locator will not be packaged.


ConsolidateLocator(in_locator, output_folder, {copy_arcsde_locator})
ParameterExplanationData Type

The input locator or composite locator that will be consolidated.

Address Locator

The output folder that will contain the consolidated locator or composite locator with its participating locators.

If the specified folder does not exist, a new folder will be created.


This parameter has no effect in ArcGIS Pro. It remains only to support backward compatibility.


Code sample

ConsolidateLocator example 1 (Python window)

The following Python script demonstrates how to use the ConsolidateLocator tool from the Python window.

import arcpy
arcpy.env.workspace = "C:/MyData/Locators" 
arcpy.ConsolidateLocator_Management('Atlanta_composite', 'Consolidate_folder')
ConsolidateLocator example 2 (stand-alone script)

Finds and creates individual consolidated folders for all the locators that reside in a specified folder.

# Name:
# Description:  Find all the locators that reside in a specified folder and create a consolidated folder for each locator.

# import system modules
import os
import arcpy

# Set environment settings
arcpy.env.overwriteOutput = True
arcpy.env.workspace = "C:/MyData/Locators"

# Loop through the workspace, find all the loc and create a consolidated folder using the same 
# name as the original locator
for loc in arcpy.ListFiles("*.loc"):
    print("Consolidating " + loc)
    arcpy.ConsolidateLocator_Management(loc, os.path.splitext(loc)[0])


Licensing information

  • Basic: Yes
  • Standard: Yes
  • Advanced: Yes

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