Installing and managing data packs

Available with Business Analyst license.

Business Analyst Enterprise content is organized into bundles called data packs. The United States data pack includes Esri demographic variables at multiple geographic levels, including; consumer spending, tapestry segmentation, market potential and business summaries. Point data is included for business locations.

Installing the data packs is the final configuration stage before Business Analyst Enterprise is ready for operation.

Note:

Business Analyst Enterprise customers have the option to license add-on data packs to add coverage by global regions. Contact your Esri account manager or Customer Service if you have any questions about this option.

Downloading the USA data pack

The 2021 USA data pack download files are in 7_zip format. The data spans two files totaling roughly15 GB. Both files must be downloaded for the data to unzip correctly. If you do not already have 7-Zip installed on your computer, you will need to install this free software from www.7-zip.org.

Note:

After unzipping the 7-Zip files do not extract GEDatapack_USA_2021R1. This compressed zipped folder is the full data pack structure that is installed using the data management wizard.

  1. On the My Esri site, click My Organizations then click Downloads.
  2. Verify that you are in the Products section. In the Quick Search text box, enter Business Analyst or Business.
  3. Look for ArcGIS Business Analyst Enterprise with 2021 U.S. Data and ensure the version is 10.9.1. Click View Downloads.
  4. Click the Download Components tab then click Data and Content to expand the list of files.
  5. Locate #1 Business Analyst Enterprise 2021 Data (U.S.A) and click Download.
  6. Locate #2 Business Analyst Enterprise 2021 Data (U.S.A) and click Download.
  7. The Destination Folder for Files dialog will appear. Keep the default location or click Browse to choose a different location.
  8. Right click GEDatapack_USA_2021.7z.001 and click 7-Zip > Extract Here.

    Note:
    You will only need to extract from the first compressed file (GEDatapack_USA_2021.7z.001). The extraction process automatically extracts and reassembles Files 001 and 002 to create the full 2021 U.S. data pack. Do not attempt to extract File 002.
    Once the files are extracted you will have a compressed folder called GEDatapack_USA_2021R1.zip. This folder will remain zipped and will be installed in the next step.

Installing data packs

The GeoEnrichment Data Management Utility installs the data pack, creates performance indices, publishes demographic feature services and map services and restarts the GeoEnrichment Server.

Data packs come in zip archive format. Copy the compressed GEDatapack_USA_2021R1.zip folder to the machine where GeoEnrichment Server is installed. This folder should remain zipped. When adding the data packs, browse to the compressed GEDatapack_USA_2021R1.zip folder—as illustrated in step 4 below.

  1. The Data Management Utility will automatically launch after the environment configuration. It can also be found as a start menu shortcut. Click Next.
  2. Enter the credentials for a built-in portal administrator such as the initial administrator account. Click Next.
  3. Select the Add data packs to the GeoEnrichment Server option and click Next.
  4. Perform the following substeps to install the contents of the zip file:
    1. Click Add (top right corner).
    2. Browse to the location of the data pack zip file and double click the file.

      The data pack description and path are displayed in the wizard.

    3. Click Next.
  5. Select the countries you want to install. For the USA data pack, United States is selected by default. Click Next.
    Note:

    The World Global data pack is installed by default and assists in determining the country of location for analysis.

  6. Review the changes and click Install.

    A details page will provide a summary of the progress. A link to a log file is provided if there are any unexpected warnings or errors.

  7. Click Finish to close the data management utility.
  8. Note:
    Installation time estimates are based on installation of data packs to a solid-state drive. The amount of time will vary depending on hardware, for example, if installing a data pack to a hard disk drive, it will take much longer (12 hours or more for the USA data pack). Do not stop the installation if it takes longer than the estimated time.

Data pack management

Viewing data packs

The data management utility provides an option to view all the countries installed to Business Analyst Enterprise.

  1. Start the GeoEnrichment Data Management Utility application.
  2. The GeoEnrichment Server data management utility workflow opens with a welcome page. Click Next.
  3. Provide the credentials for the Portal for ArcGIS administrator user. Click Next.
  4. Select the View data packs installed on the GeoEnrichment Server option and click Next.

    A list of installed data packs on the GeoEnrichment Server is displayed.

  5. Click Finish to close the GeoEnrichment Data Management workflow or click Back to return to the page to choose an action.

Removing data packs

The data management utility provides an option to remove data packs installed to Business Analyst Enterprise.

To remove data packs from Business Analyst Enterprise you will perform the following steps.

  1. Start the GeoEnrichment Data Management Utility application.
  2. The GeoEnrichment Server data management utility workflow opens with a welcome page. Click Next.
  3. Provide the credentials for the Portal for ArcGIS administrator user. Click Next.
  4. Select Remove data packs from the GeoEnrichment Server option and click Next.

    A list of installed data packs is displayed

  5. Select the data packs you wish to remove or check the Country check box to remove all data packs. Click Next.
  6. Review the changes before removing remove the data packs from GeoEnrichment Server. Click Remove.

    A status bar is displayed, showing additional details.

  7. GeoEnrichment Server has completed removing data. Click Finish to close the workflow.

Install GeoEnrichment data silently

The instructions below describe how to install GeoEnrichment Server data silently from the command line.

  1. Open a command shell and browse to the directory where ArcGIS Server install is located.
  2. Run the setup silently at the prompt. Sample syntax:

    <ArcGIS Server Installation Directory>/tools/geoenrichment/manageData.sh install -dp /data/GEDatapack_USA_2021R2.zip

    The parameters of the command line tool are as follows:

    OptionDescription

    list

    List installed on server or available in data pack countries or regions

    install

    Install countries or regions

    remove

    Remove specific countries or regions

    clean

    Remove all install countries or regions

    -b; --batch-mode

    Run in non-interactive (batch) mode

    -c; --country <country>

    Country or region

    -dp; --datapack <datapack>

    Data pack

    -h; --help

    Show command line syntax help

    -l; --log

    Log File directory

    -p; --password <password>

    Portal administrator password

    -t; --directory <directory>

    Temporary directory

    -u; --username <username>

    Portal administrator username

    -y; --yes

    Automatically answer yes for all prompts

Next step

Installing the Business Analyst web app