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Add a location type

You can use a dynamic map service or feature service from ArcGIS to specify a location type. For example, if your organization has its own boundaries (water districts, sales districts, or zoning boundaries), you can map your data using those locations instead of the default location types.


When adding a dynamic map service or feature service as a location type, ensure that there is a one-to-one relationship between the rows in your MicroStrategy data and the features in the service you choose. For more information, see Location types.

For more information about adding data to your map, see Add MicroStrategy data to the map.


This functionality is only available in Design mode and Edit mode.

  1. Follow steps 1 through 4 of Add MicroStrategy data to the map.
  2. Click Add location type.
  3. In the search box, type one or more keywords and click Enter to search for the service you want to use as a location type. You can click My organization to narrow your results.

    You can use advanced keyword searches to narrow your results by specifying how you want to search for an item. To learn how, see Use search.

  4. Find the service you want and click Select.
  5. Choose the layer you want to use to look up locations and click Next.
  6. Select the columns containing the attributes you want to use for looking up locations. Click Next.
  7. In the Name box, type a name for your location type. Optionally, type a description in the Description box.
  8. Click Add.

    Your location type is added to the list.


    If you made a mistake when adding your location type, you can delete it by selecting it in the list and clicking Delete location type.

  9. Choose your new location type from the list and click Next.
  10. Select the columns containing the location information and click Next.
  11. Select the format of the column data you're adding. If you want a different name for the layer, type a new name in the Layer name box.
  12. Click Add data to map.

    A layer containing the data is added to the map and is listed in the Contents pane.