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Migration from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro for data validation

Available with Data Reviewer license.

With ArcGIS Pro, you can reference existing Data Reviewer resources, such as Reviewer sessions and batch jobs. You can also view results from existing sessions or new batch jobs that have run.

Add Reviewer results to a project

On the Insert tab, in the Project group, click the Connections drop-down arrow, and click Add Reviewer Results to add a connection to a Reviewer workspace, which contains result sessions that are relevant to your project. This allows you to browse to a Reviewer workspace that was created in ArcGIS Data Reviewer 10.7 for Desktop or later.

Example of Reviewer resources in a project

If your Reviewer workspace was created in a previous release of Data Reviewer, you may need to update it to the latest version. For more information, see Update Reviewer results to the current version.

Once the resource is added, you can do one of the following:

  • View results stored in existing Reviewer sessions that were created using Data Reviewer for Desktop or Data Reviewer for Server.
  • Create a new Reviewer session for storing results.
  • Run an existing batch job on solution data and add the results to a new or existing session.

Add an existing batch job to a project

Existing batch jobs created in a previous release of Data Reviewer can be added to a project.

  1. Click the Insert tab.
  2. In the Project group, click the Connections drop-down arrow, and click Add Reviewer Batch Jobs to add one or more existing batch jobs to the current project.

    The Select Reviewer Batch job dialog box appears.

  3. Browse to your .rbj file and click Select.

    The .rbj file appears under the Reviewer Batch Jobs group on the Catalog pane.

    Reviewer batch jobs on the Catalog pane


    When the batch jobs are added, the Reviewer Batch Jobs folder appears in the Catalog pane.

Validate data with batch jobs

Batch jobs that have been created in previous releases of Data Reviewer for Desktop can be run using the Execute Reviewer Batch Job geoprocessing tool. In ArcGIS Pro, all checks in a batch job run, except for the following:

  • Connectivity Rules check
  • Custom check
  • Metadata check

If the batch job contains any of these checks, a message appears in the bottom of the Geoprocessing pane. However, all other checks in the batch job run against the data.

View results

Results from existing Reviewer sessions or batch jobs can be viewed in the Reviewer Results pane. You can change the way information is displayed for the results using the Menu button Menu in the upper right of the Reviewer Results pane. Each option determines which fields appear in the pane for each result. There are four different options: All Results, Feature Results, Sampling Results, and Metadata Results. By default, All Results is applied, which shows the life cycle phase, status, object ID, source feature class or table, title of the check, and the severity. You can view more detailed information about an individual result by expanding it.

Expanded row in the Reviewer Results pane

Detailed information about a result is organized into relevant sections to facilitate review. You are provided both feature and error details, which allows you to quickly view information such as a feature subtype, which check was run, who ran the check and when, and the type of criteria reported by the check.

The fields in the Reviewer Results pane are slightly different than the Reviewer table in Data Reviewer for Desktop. The table below maps the field names between both.

Reviewer Results paneReviewer table






Check Type




Check Notes


Created By


Sampled By

Created On


Sampled On

Metadata Element


Corrected By


Corrected On


Verified By


Verified On


Update results

Results from new and existing Reviewer sessions can be moved through the quality control life cycle as they are ready to be corrected and verified. The Update Results pane allows you to view records selected on the Reviewer Results pane and correct and verify them. The records are displayed based on their current life cycle phase and can be dynamically moved to the appropriate group once they are corrected or verified, respectively.

The status can be changed on the Status panel at the bottom of the Update Results pane, which is similar to the Update Status and Update Sampling Status dialog boxes available with Data Reviewer for Desktop.

Update Results pane