Data driven pages and the product library

Data-driven pages-enabled map documents can be imported into a product library to manage them centrally.

You can equate the following data-driven pages terms with product library terms:

Data Driven Pages

Product Library

map document


data frame


index layer

(page/features copied to the product class feature class)

page (feature)

area of interest (AOI)

Once imported, the product's instances and AOIs can then be searched, displayed, and selected using the Product Library tree view. To gain access to the map document, you can check out the product. Once the map document is checked out, it can be edited as a standard data-driven pages map document. Once work has been completed and it's ready to be stored again, you can check in the product. Any additions or deletions of features from the index feature class that would result in the number of and what pages there are should be done using data-driven pages tools and workflows.

If there are changes to the number of pages in the document, you are prompted to resolve these conflicts when this product is checked back in. The conflicts exist between the numbers of AOIs represented in the product library as compared to the number of pages there are now in the map document. You are presented with two options:

The option to update the map with product library properties is not available, as you should use data-driven pages tools and workflows to manage the map document, not the product library.