Starting a Reviewer session in an existing Reviewer workspace

Similar to an edit session, the Reviewer session allows you to interact with your data; however, in a Reviewer session, you are performing quality control tasks. When you start a Reviewer session, you have the ability to review your data and write records to the Reviewer table, then interact with them. Once the Reviewer session is stopped, you can still run checks on the data and do visual quality control but cannot write information to the Reviewer table.

When you want to start a Reviewer session, you are prompted to choose a workspace, which is a geodatabase that can contain the data you want to review or be a separate database that only contains the Reviewer dataset information; this depends on your organization's workflow. By default, the user name is the Windows login name for the current user. You can also provide a custom name for the current Reviewer session.

  1. Start ArcMap.
  2. On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > Data Reviewer.
  3. Click the Reviewer Session Manager button Reviewer Session Manager on the Data Reviewer toolbar.

    The Reviewer Session Manager dialog box appears.

    Reviewer Session Manager
  4. Click Browse in the Reviewer Workspace area.

    The Reviewer Workspace dialog box appears.

  5. Navigate to the database that contains the Reviewer dataset.
  6. Create a new session or choose an existing session by doing one of the following:

    To start a new session

    Click New. If necessary, type a name for the current Reviewer session in the Name text box. If necessary, click the Reviewer Dataset Version drop-down arrow and choose the version to be used with the session.

    To start an existing session

    Click the ID drop-down arrow and choose the session to start.

    If you are working with an enterprise or SQL Express database, the version associated with the session appears in the Reviewer Dataset Version drop-down menu.

  7. Click Start Session.

    The button name changes to End Session.

  8. Click Close.

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