ArcGIS Business Analyst and ArcGIS Community Analyst are very similar in terms of features and data. However, the features and data of the two products are organized differently to better serve the different audiences and intended analysis goals of the products. Business Analyst is intended for a commercial audience focused primarily on site selection, whereas Community Analyst is focused on policy issues and enabling the understanding of communities from a social perspective.
Projects created in Business Analyst or Community Analyst can become corrupted and unusable. This can be caused by importing data files (Excel, CSV, or shapefiles) with incorrectly formatted records or fields. Additionally, editing feature services of web maps and layers added from ArcGIS Online can also cause corruption in the Business Analyst and Community Analyst projects as well.
Described below are the best practices when adding data in Business Analyst and Community Analyst according to data type.