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Technical Article   HowTo:  Change an ArcMap layer's data source

Article ID: 21000
Software:  ArcGIS - ArcEditor 8.3, 8.1, 8.1.2, 8.2, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.3.1 ArcGIS - ArcInfo 8.2, 9.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.1, 8.1.2, 8.3, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.3.1 ArcGIS - ArcView 8.3, 8.1, 8.1.2, 8.2, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.3.1
Platforms:  Windows 98, NT 4.0, 2000, XP

Summary

Instructions provided describe how to change a layer's data source.

Procedure

Follow the steps below.

  1. Right-click the layer in the ArcMap Table of Contents and select Properties
  2. Switch to the Source tab.
  3. Click the 'Set Data Source' button.
  4. Navigate to the location of the new data set, select it, and click the Add button.
  5. Click the Apply and OK buttons on the Layer Properties dialog box.

Created: 11/26/2001
Last Modified: 5/3/2011

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