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Does ArcGIS Pro require Java data installation on the machines it is installed on?

Last Published: November 7, 2023


No, ArcGIS Pro does not require Java data installation on the machines it is installed on. The ArcGIS Pro installation comes with a folder at the C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Pro\java file path, which contains Java components packaged to run ArcGIS Pro without needing to install Java on the machine. When ArcGIS Pro is downloaded on a machine, it automatically installs or removes Java components as necessary. The items packaged in the C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Pro\java folder are listed in the Open Source Acknowledgements spreadsheet. For more information, refer to Esri Legal: Open Source Acknowledgements.

Additionally, ArcGIS Desktop add-ins can be created using Java, but ArcGIS Pro add-ins are written in the C# programming language using the .NET framework. Before installing ArcGIS Pro, install Microsoft .NET Desktop Runtime 6.0.5 or a later patch release. For more information, refer to ArcGIS Pro: ArcGIS Pro 3.1 system requirements.

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