Browse dialog boxes are used to select items for specific tasks, such as adding data to maps, adding folder connections to a project, or adding datasets to geoprocessing tool parameters. They resemble catalog views in appearance.
The location bar shows the current catalog location. As in a catalog view, you can type or paste paths into it. (Unlike a catalog view, new paths are not added as folder connections.) Use the drop-down arrow to browse to previous locations.
You can also type the path to a location in the Name box at the bottom of the browse dialog box.
Double-click project item containers, such as Databases and Folders , to browse their contents. Only containers relevant to the current operation are displayed. The Favorites container is not available.
View the contents of the current location or the current search results.
View item information for the selected item in the details panel. This is the same information available in a detailed item pop-up in the Catalog pane.
Browse to and select items on local or network computers that haven't been added to the project. Selecting an item from your computer does not create an item connection to it. Search is not available when Computer is selected.
The contents list in a browse dialog box is filtered to show only items you can use in the current task. For example, in the Add Data browse dialog box, only items that can be added to a map or scene appear. Similarly, the Input Features browse dialog box only presents feature classes and web feature layers as geoprocessing tool inputs.
A browse dialog box may allow you to filter the contents list. For example, to add a specific type of item to a map, you can choose an appropriate filter.
A browse dialog box may provide access to a file type not otherwise available in ArcGIS Pro. For example, some geoprocessing tools that import or export external file formats have parameters that accept any file type (*.*). In this case, the browse dialog box may list all available item collections and show all types of items and files, even if the dialog box title or filter specifies a file type. You can select any file that appears in a browse dialog box, regardless of whether its file type matches the dialog box title or filter.
Browse dialog boxes have limited functionality for managing items. You may be able to browse to a catalog location and perform the following operations:
- Create items—Click the New Item drop-down arrow and create a folder, a file, or a mobile geodatabase on a local or network disk. You can also create a folder in My Content in your portal.
- Rename items—Select an item in the contents list. Click the Organize drop-down arrow and click Rename .
- Copy item paths—Select an item in the contents list. Click the Organize drop-down arrow and click Copy Path .
- Add or change folder connection aliases—Right-click a folder connection in the contents list, point to Alias , and click Change Alias .
- Delete items—Select an item in the contents list and press Delete.
Browse dialog boxes have default behavior that determines the catalog location to which they initially open and whether they subsequently open to the last visited location. The default behavior may vary from one browse dialog box to another. You can set browse dialog boxes not to use their default behavior in the catalog browsing options.