Error: Failed to publish an address locator stored in a geodatabase or an .sd file that references an address locator stored in a geodatabase from ArcGIS Server 10.4.1 or lower directly to ArcGIS Server 10.5
Publishing an existing locator stored in a geodatabase, or an existing sd file that references a locator stored in a geodatabase, from ArcGIS Server 10.4.1 or lower directly to an ArcGIS Server 10.5 fails and returns the following error in the ArcGIS Server logs:
Failed to create the service.: Working with locators in geodatabases is no longer supported.
Address locators stored in geodatabases are no longer supported starting ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5
Solution or Workaround
- Copy and paste the address locator from the geodatabase to a file folder in ArcCatalog or use the Data Management > General > Copy geoprocessing tool.
- Republish the address locator to ArcGIS Server or recreate the SD file.
- Republish to ArcGIS Server.
Steps to convert an address locator into a Service Definition Draft (.sddraft) file can be found in the following Web Help article: