Adding an ArcGIS Server 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 an ArcGIS Server routing service to the Find Route dialog box in this topic.

See the ArcGIS Server tutorial "Publishing a network analysis service" for more information about ArcGIS Server routing services.

  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. Click the Servers tab on the left side of the Choose Routing Service dialog box.
  5. If the server containing the desired routing service is already listed, double-click it, then select the routing service and click Open.
  6. If the server is not listed, you need to connect to it. Click Add ArcGIS Server to launch the Add New Server Connection dialog box.
  7. Click the Local ArcGIS Server or Internet ArcGIS Server radio button, depending on the server to which you are trying to connect.
  8. Type the path or the URL to the server in the Server text box.
  9. If necessary, type a user name and password in the Account section, then click OK.
  10. The server will now be available in the Choose Routing Service dialog box. Double-click it, select the desired routing service, then click Open.

    The routing service will be listed in the Routing Service drop-down list in the Find Route dialog box.

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Published 6/8/2010