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How To: Enable geocoding error logging

Summary

Instructions provided describe how to enable geocoding error logging, which helps while troubleshooting problems.

Note:
An error log is created if the Address Locator does not generate any errors.

Procedure

Use the first procedure for Windows clients and the second for ArcSDE Server.

  • Window Clients
    1. Set the following environment variables. Navigate to Start > Settings > Control Panel > System, select the Advanced tab and click the Environment Variables button. Click the Add button and enter the following:
    Variable name: LOCATION_VERBOSE=1
    Variable value: LOCATION_ERRLOG=C:\Temp\location.errlog

    2. Restart ArcCatalog and create the locator. The file C:\location.errlog is created.
  • ArcSDE Server
    1. Open the file dbinit.sde located in the %SDEHOME%\etc folder in Notepad.

    2. Add the following lines;

    Code:
    LOCATION_VERBOSE=1
    LOCATION_ERRLOG=c:\Temp\location.errlog

    3. Restart the ArcSDE Application Service.

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