Distributing solutions, product classes and files (Aviation)

A product library is a database that allows multiuser environments to centralize information and behavior for cartographic and digital data production. The distribute functionality in the Product Library window and the Distribute Product Library tool are designed to help you share product information more effectively. You can distribute a data model, data model version, solution, and product class; all associated files are automatically distributed as well. You can't distribute a series or any individual products using this tool.

When distributing a product library, choose the source you want to import from. This can be an existing product library or an XML workspace document you created using the Distribute Product Library tool.

  1. Start ArcMap.
  2. If necessary, add the Distribute Product Library tool by doing the following:
    1. On the main menu, click Customize > Customize Mode.

      The Customize dialog box appears.

    2. Click the Commands tab.
    3. In the Categories list, choose Product Library.
    4. In the Commands list, click and drag the Distribute Product Library button Distribute Product Library to a toolbar.
    5. Click Close.
  3. Click the Distribute Product Library button Distribute Product Library.

    The Distribute Product Library dialog box appears. The source is preset to the location of the current product library.

    Distribute Product Library dialog box
  4. Click Browse for the source product library workspace and choose the source from which you are distributing. You can choose one of the following sources:
    • Geodatabase—Allows you to point to an existing product library from which you want to copy product information.
    • Workspace XML—Allows you to point to a file location where an XML workspace document exists. The XML must have been created from an existing product library using this tool.
  5. Check the check boxes next to the solutions and product classes you want to distribute in the Choose Product Library Component(s) area.

    The solutions in your product library and any product classes that are contained in that solution are displayed in the area. You must have at least one product class selected.


    All the associated files are distributed; if a product class has a data model version associated with it, the data model and data model version will automatically be distributed as well.

  6. Click Browse for the Target Product Library Workspace field and navigate to the target or navigate to where you want to store the XML workspace you are creating. You can choose one of the following targets:
    • Geodatabase—Allows you to choose an existing product library or any geodatabase. If the geodatabase is not already a product library, you will be prompted to create the workspace. Ensure that you have permissions to create tables in the selected geodatabase.
    • Workspace XML—Allows you to create an XML workspace document with the selected information. This XML workspace document can be imported into another product library using the Distribute Product Library tool.
  7. Click the Config Keyword drop-down arrow and choose an option.

    Options vary based on whether the geodatabase is a personal, file, or ArcSDE geodatabase.

  8. Click Distribute.

    A warning message appears if the information already exists in the target product library or XML workspace. Click Yes to continue or No to cancel.

    The Distributing Product Library Components dialog box appears with the progress.

  9. If necessary, click OK when the process completes.
  10. 单击关闭

The solution(s), product class(es), and any associated files are copied into the target product library or into a new XML workspace document.