Adding a file-based routing service

Before calculating a route in the Find Route dialog box, a Routing Service must be defined in the Options tab. The routing service can be a file-based network dataset, an ArcGIS Online routing service, or an ArcGIS Server routing service. Regarding file-based network datasets, the following formats are supported: SDC, shapefile, personal geodatabase, file geodatabase, and SDE.

You will learn how to add a file-based network dataset as a routing service in this topic.

  1. Click the Find Route button Find Route on the Tools toolbar.
  2. Click the Options tab.
  3. Click the Browse button File Open next to the Routing Service drop-down arrow.
  4. Navigate to the desired network dataset, select it, then click Open.

    The network dataset will be listed in the Routing Service list.

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Published 6/8/2010