Methods to implement automated review

Available with Data Reviewer license.

ArcGIS Data Reviewer provides a couple of options for implementing automated review.

  • Reviewer batch jobs
  • Reviewer rules in a geodatabase

These capabilities are flexible and scalable to accommodate both small and large deployments. Depending on the needs of your organization and your deployment, you can automate data review of features from multiple sources such as those stored in shapefiles, geodatabase feature classes and stand-alone tables, and web feature layers from ArcGIS Enterprise.

Reviewer batch jobs

Reviewer batch jobs contain configured Data Reviewer checks that validate features stored in feature classes (for example geodatabase feature classes or shapefiles) and stand-alone tables. Batch jobs are created using tools in ArcMap and stored in a file (.rbj) that can be shared using project templates and packages in ArcGIS Pro.

Consider the following when implementing automated review using Reviewer batch jobs:

  • Rules are created using tools in ArcMap.
  • A read-only permission on source data is required to create rules.
  • Validation of features is supported using ArcMap (Batch Validate tool), geoprocessing (Execute Reviewer Batch Job tool), ArcGIS Workflow Manager (Classic) (Run Reviewer Batch Job step), and ArcGIS Server (executeJob REST operation).
  • Features from multiple data sources (geodatabases and shapefiles) are supported.
  • Nonversioned and traditional versioned geodatabase sources are supported.
  • Errors are stored in a specified geodatabase in a Reviewer dataset.
  • Errors are managed manually using ArcMap (Reviewer table), ArcGIS Pro (Reviewer Results view), and ArcGIS Server (getResults REST operation).

Learn more about migrating from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro for data validation

Reviewer rules in a geodatabase (attribute rule-based workflows)

Reviewer geodatabase rules are configured Data Reviewer checks that validate geodatabase feature classes and stand-alone tables using attribute rule-based workflows. Rules are created using tools in ArcGIS Pro and are stored in a geodatabase that can be shared by exporting to comma-separated values files (.csv) or XML workspace document files (.xml).

Consider the following when implementing automated review using Reviewer geodatabase rules:

  • Rules are created using tools in ArcGIS Pro.
  • Geodatabase rules enable assessment of a feature‚Äôs quality before or during (attribute constraint rule) and after editing (attribute validation rule).
  • An ArcGIS Desktop Standard license and data owner's permission on the source data is required for creating rules.
  • Attribute validation rules are supported using ArcGIS Pro (Error Inspector), geoprocessing (Evaluate Rules tool), and ArcGIS Server (evaluate REST operation).
  • Attribute rules are supported in file and mobile geodatabases (using ArcGIS Pro) and branch versioned enterprise geodatabases (using ArcGIS Enterprise) deployments.
  • Features stored in geodatabase features classes and stand-alone tables are supported.
  • Errors are stored in system-maintained tables along with production data.
  • Errors are managed automatically.
  • For automated review of existing features, the dataset and error layers must be accessed from a web feature layer that has the Validation capability enabled.

Learn more about managing Reviewer rules in a geodatabase