How to create a geoprocessing package

To create a geoprocessing package, you must first have successfully run a geoprocessing model. For more information on creating and running geoprocessing models, refer to the geoprocessing section in the ArcGIS for Desktop Help.

  1. Click Customize > ArcMap Options on the main menu. The ArcMap Options dialog box appears.
  2. Click the Sharing tab.
  3. Under the Packaging section, check Enable ArcGIS Runtime Tools. Sharing tab of the ArcMap Options dialog box
  4. Click OK to close the dialog box.
  5. Right-click a result in the Results window and choose Share As > Geoprocessing Package. The result must be valid. Invalid results cannot be packaged. The Geoprocessing Package dialog box appears.

    The following screen shot shows the Geoprocessing Package dialog box as it appears when sharing a result named Buffer:

    Geoprocessing Package dialog box

  6. Specify where to save your geoprocessing package, either in your ArcGIS Online account or as a file on disk.
    • Check Upload package to my ArcGIS Online account to save the geoprocessing package into your ArcGIS Online account and share with other ArcGIS users.
    • Check Save package to file to save the package file in a folder. Enter the path and name of the geoprocessing package or click the Browse button and navigate to the folder where you want to save the geoprocessing package.
  7. Check Support ArcGIS Runtime to ensure the geoprocessing package is suitable for ArcGIS Runtime.
  8. Click the Item Description tab and fill in all the required fields.
  9. Click the Additional Files tab and specify the files you want to include in the geoprocessing package. This option allows you to include other content, such as detailed documentation, reports, graphs, and so on. The following types of files cannot be included in the package: .js, .vbs, .py, .pyc, .pyo, .bat, and .ocx. Only signed .dlls and .exes can be included.

    Learn more about signing .dlls and .exes

  10. Click Analyze to validate your geoprocessing model for any errors or issues. You must validate and resolve all errors before you can save it to disk or share it to ArcGIS Online. If any issues are discovered, a Prepare window will appear with a list of issues. Right-click each Prepare message to get more information, read help for the error, and to click on suggested fixes. Prepare window
  11. Once validated, click Share to create your geoprocessing package.

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