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License in Business Analyst Desktop

Available with Business Analyst license.

In addition to the ArcGIS authorization codes, Business Analyst Desktop also requires a data license (*.sdlic) and an Address Coder license (*.lfx).

Business Analyst data license

This data license has a file designation of *.sdlic (smart data license) and is usually e-mailed to you by Esri Customer Service. The .sdlic file allows Esri to license Business Analyst by individual state, region, or the entire U.S. (or for Business Analyst for Canada, by province, region, or entire Canada). The data is locked due to the proprietary usage within the Business Analyst product and/or because of third-party agreements.

Note:

The Business Analyst data license (*.sdlic) is different from the ArcGIS authorization codes. You must apply the appropriate authorization codes before installing Business Analyst.

The following datasets are controlled by the data license:

Business Analyst (U.S.)Business Analyst for Canada

Directory of Major Malls shopping center points

Rogers Publishing Canadian Directory of Shopping Centers

Infogroup business locations

Infogroup business locations

Esri Demographic layers

Environics Analytics demographic layers

Geocoding data and address locators

Geocoding data and address locators

Esri Segmentation data—Tapestry

Environics Analytics segmentation data—PRIZM

StreetMap Premium for ArcGIS (HERE)

N/A

SDLIC Licenses

How do I apply the Business Analyst data license?

After you receive the data license from Esri Customer Service, save the file locally to the machine on which you will install Business Analyst.

  • When the Business Analyst installation is complete, a message will prompt you to apply the data license. Navigate to the location where you saved the *.sdlic file and select it.
  • If you've closed the data license dialog box prompt and completed the Business Analyst installation or if you received a new license, you can apply the data license by double-clicking the *.sdlic file you've saved locally.
  • The *.sdlic files are managed through the ArcGIS Administrator. When the *.sdlic is applied, a DataLicenses.dat file is added to C:\ProgramData\ESRI\DataLicense.

How can I tell if my data license is not applied?

If the data license is not applied, you will receive the warning message below that indicates the data source paths are broken.

In the image below, the red exclamation marks in the table of contents on the left indicate that the data license is not applied and the data source paths are broken. The red exclamation points will disappear when you apply the license and restart ArcMap. Additionally, most features will remain inactive until the data license is applied.

Data License confirmation

Address Coder License

Applies to U.S. dataset only

Business Analyst includes a license for the Address Coder geocoding and data appending software. The Address Coder license has a file designation of *.lfx and is usually e-mailed to you by Esri Customer Service. The .lfx file allows Esri to license Address Coder for geocoding and data appending.

How do I apply the Address Coder license?

After you receive the Address Coder license from Esri Customer Service, save the file locally to the machine on which you will install Business Analyst.

When the Business Analyst installation and licensing is complete, open Address Coder. Click File > Options > Menu > Licenses tab, navigate to the location where you saved the *.lfx file, and select it.

Retail MarketPlace data

Applies to U.S. dataset only

In the U.S. dataset, the Retail MarketPlace (BDS) layer is not included in either the 2017 Business Analyst.mxd, 2017 Business Analyst Web.mxd or the 2017 Business Analyst Fast Map.mxd by default. You will need to browse to the layer and simply drag and drop the layer into the map document. Adding the layer to the map will enable several areas of Business Analyst to use Retail MarketPlace data and variables, such as Data Appends, Reports, and Color-Coded Maps.

To begin using the Retail MarketPlace data browse to C:\ArcGIS\Business Analyst\US_2017\Data and choose Retail MarketPlace (BDS) from the list of layers.

The document's table of contents will show the new Retail MarketPlace layer.

Current map document table of contents