Change an ArcMap layer's data source

Last Published: April 25, 2020


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


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.

Article ID:000004689

  • ArcMap 8 x
  • ArcMap 9 x

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