000005: Could not open the address locator.


The address locator cannot be initialized or validated.

The error can occur when a locator built with the Create Locator tool is the input to the Rebuild Address Locator tool and the reference data for the locator is stored in an enterprise geodatabase or is not accessible.


Confirm that the address locator is valid. Right-click the address locator and verify that the properties are set correctly and the OK button is enabled. You can also rebuild the address locator.

  • Make sure the enterprise geodatabase, feature service, or reference data layer are accessible. If the data links to the reference data in the project is broken, repair the broken data links.
  • Make sure the locator version or release is supported.