Use geoprocessing services in ArcGIS Pro

You can use geoprocessing services in ArcGIS Pro in the Catalog pane by making a direct connection to your ArcGIS Server. There are two ways to add New ArcGIS Server Connection.

  1. From ArcGIS Pro, on the Catalog tab under the Project pane, right-click anywhere in the pane and select New ArcGIS Server Connection to launch the connection window as shown below.
  2. From the Insert ribbon tab on top of ArcGIS Pro, choose the connection ribbon and choose New ArcGIS Server to launch the connection window as shown below. User Server Connection Type

Provide the Server URL. Without providing log-in credentials, there will be a new server connection item with the .ags extension and User connection type added under Servers in the Project pane. If you want to consume geoprocessing services that are shared to everyone, the type of connection is sufficient.

To consume the service:

  1. Double-click the new ArcGIS Server connection to enable it.
  2. Expand the service and double-click the tool. This opens the tool in the Geoprocessing pane. If the tool accepts parameters, provide values for the parameters and click Run.

Depending on the tool, the output result may be added automatically to a map or scene (if you have one open). Other tools may not provide geographic output, such as text, numbers, or files. In this case, you need to check the execution messages in the Geoprocessing History.


A service that returns feature or raster data will make a copy and place it in your project's default geodatabase after the tool has successfully run. This is an automatic process. The feature or raster data is transferred from the service, and your session of ArcGIS Pro will increment the local file name by one to ensure data is not overwritten.