Consolidate Map (Data Management)
Consolidates a map document and all referenced data sources to a specified output folder.
A warning is issued when this tool encounters an unsupported layer type (a schematics or tool layer). The unsupported layer will not be written to the output.
When Convert data to file geodatabase is checked
- Each unique data source will have a file geodatabase created in the consolidated folder or package.
- Compressed raster and vector formats will be converted to a file geodatabase, and compression will be lost.
- Enterprise geodatabase data will not be consolidated. To have enterprise geodatabase data converted to a file geodatabase, check Include Enterprise geodatabase data instead of referencing the data.
When Convert data to file geodatabase is unchecked
- The data source format of the input layers will be preserved. The exception are formats such as personal geodatabase (.mdb) data, VPF data, and tables based on Excel spreadsheets or OLEDB connections. These formats are not supported within 64x environments and therefore will always be converted to a file geodatabase.
- ADRG, CADRG/ECRG, CIB, and RPF raster formats will always convert to file geodatabase rasters. ArcGIS cannot natively write out these formats. They will always be converted to file geodatabase rasters for efficiency.
- In the output folder structure, file geodatabases will be consolidated into a version-specific folder, and all other formats will be consolidated into the commonData folder.
- Compressed raster and vector formats will not be clipped, even if an extent is specified in the Extent parameter.
For layers that contain a join or participate in a relationship class, all joined or related data sources will be consolidated into the output folder.
Some datasets reference other datasets. For example, you may have a topology dataset that references four feature classes. Other examples of datasets that reference other datasets include Geometric Networks, Networks, and Locators. When consolidating or packaging a layer based on these types of datasets, the participating datasets will also be consolidated or packaged.
For feature layers, the Extent parameter is used to select the features that will be consolidated. For raster layers, the Extent parameter is used to clip the raster datasets.
The map document (.mxd) to be consolidated.
The output folder that will contain the consolidated map document and data.
Specifies whether input layers will be converted into a file geodatabase or preserve their original format.
Specifies whether input enterprise geodatabase layers will be converted into a file geodatabase or preserve their original format.
Specify the extent by manually entering the coordinates in the extent parameter using the format X-Min Y-Min X-Max Y-Max. To use the extent of a specific layer, specify the layer name.
Determines whether specified extent will be applied to all layers or only to enterprise geodatabase layers.
The following Python script demonstrates how to use the ConsolidateMap tool from the Python window:
import arcpy arcpy.env.workspace = "C:/arcgis/ArcTutor/Editing" arcpy.ConsolidateMap_management('Exercise1.mxd', 'Consolidate_folder', "PRESERVE", "CONVERT_ARCSDE", "#", "ALL")
Finds and consolidates all map documents that reside in a specified folder.
# Name: ConsolidateMap.py # Description: Find all the map documents that reside in a specified folder and create a consolidated # folder for each map document found. # import system modules import os import arcpy from arcpy import env # Set environment settings env.overwriteOutput = True env.workspace = "C:/arcgis/ArcTutor/Editing" # Loop through the workspace, find all the mxds and create a consolidated folder using the same # name as the original mxd for mxd in arcpy.ListFiles("*.mxd"): print "Consolidating " + mxd arcpy.ConsolidateMap_management(mxd, os.path.splitext(mxd), "PRESERVE", "CONVERT_ARCSDE", "#", "ALL")