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Is it possible to launch an ArcGIS Pro project from the Command Prompt?

Last Published: January 11, 2024

Answer

Yes, it is possible to launch an ArcGIS Pro project from the Command Prompt. The Command Prompt is a command line interpreter application in a text-based user interface screen of an operating system or program. It is used to perform commands entered in the application.

The workflow below describes how to launch an ArcGIS Pro project from the Command Prompt.

  1. Click Start > Windows System > Command Prompt, or search for and click Command Prompt in the search box on the taskbar.
  2. Specify the command line of the directory path to the project file and the filename with the file extension (.aprx). The following is an example of the command line format:
"<ProjectDirectory>\<ProjectName>"
Note:
Ensure the double quotes are present around the command line to properly execute the command.
  1. Press the Enter key. The image below is an example of the command line.
"C:\Users\<username>\Documents\ArcGIS\Projects\LabelMapFeatures\Portland Labels.aprx"
The Command Prompt window with the command line.

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Software:
  • ArcGIS Pro 2 8 x
  • ArcGIS Pro 2 7 x
  • ArcGIS Pro 2 x

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