Start ArcExplorer-Java Edition from the command line

Last Published: April 25, 2020


Here is the command-line usage, where "[]" indicates optional arguments: java [java-args] [-locale=identifier] [project-file(s)]


We recommend the following for [java-args]: -Xms24m -Xmx256m

See Out of Memory
<a href='' target='_blank'>Error: Out of Memory</a> for a description of the -Xms and -Xmx arguments.

If you specify one or more project files, then an attempt will be made to open each of them within a separate ArcExplorer window. If a project filename does not exist, an attempt will be made to open the file after appending ".axl" to it so, for example, "/data/axls/Canada" and "/data/axls/Canada.axl" are treated equivalently.

If you specify no project files or, if you specify project files that fail to be opened correctly, then a single empty ArcExplorer window will be opened.

If you specify a "-locale=identifier" then the identifier will be interpreted as a short-format Locale identifier, see below for details.

If you specify no "-locale=..." argument, or you specify an identifier that is unrecognised, then the system default locale for the computer will be used.

A locale identifier is currently defined in one of three ways: <language> or <language>_<country> or <language>_<country>_<variant> where <language> = lowercase two-letter ISO-639 code <country> = uppercase two-letter ISO-3166 code <variant> = vendor and browser specific code

For example, en, en_US, and fr_CA would return English, English (US), and French (Canada) respectively.

NOTE: ISO_3166 is case-sensitive.

Article ID:000003903

  • Legacy Products

Get help from ArcGIS experts

Contact technical support

Download the Esri Support App

Go to download options

Related Information

Discover more on this topic