How To: Run reports for multiple sites generated by the Business and Facilities Search tool
When using the Business and Facilities Search tool, the locations generated are saved as a layer. Creating reports requires the locations to be added as sites. Adding a location as a site is done by clicking the location displayed on the map and clicking the "Add rings, drive time or walk time" option. However, this workflow is inefficient for a large number of business locations.
Multiple business locations can be added as sites by exporting the business locations as a shapefile to ArcGIS Online and importing the shapefile as sites back to the Business Analyst Web App.
The following instructions describe how to run reports for multiple sites generated by the Business and Facilities Search tool in Esri Business Analyst Web App.
In the Business Analyst Web App, type the desired location in the Business and Facilities Search option located in the drop-down menu of the Search tool in the Maps tab. Click Next > Save.
A prompt opens to notify users on credit usage, which costs 10 credits per 1000 records for Business Search. Click OK to proceed to the next step. For more information about credit usage, please refer to Service Credits Overview and Credits.
Export the layer containing the locations to a shapefile and download the file from ArcGIS Online.
Log in to ArcGIS Online by using the same username and password of the Business Analyst account.
Click the Content tab > BA – Project Data, located in the Folders box. This opens the Item details page of the feature layer.
Click the feature layer previously created in Step 1 in BA - Project Data.
Under the Layers section, search for the desired business location layer, and click Export To > Export to Shapefile.
In the Export to Shapefile dialog box, insert the desired Title, Tags, and Summary in the text box. Click Export > Download and ensure that the BA - Project Data is selected as the output folder.
Import the shapefile to the Business Analyst Web App.