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Action required: Before you set up the U.S. 2023 Release 2 dataset in Business Analyst Pro

Esri is excited to announce the second installment of the U.S. 2023 Business Analyst dataset, also known as the U.S. 2023 Release 2 dataset. This release includes all the content from the first release of the U.S. 2023 dataset, plus:

This data is available now for ArcGIS Business Analyst Pro customers that access online data from

If you are a customer who has purchased the downloadable U.S. 2023 Business Analyst Release 2 dataset, you’ll able to download it from the My Esri site starting on November 9th. This article is intended for you, as there are required steps that precede setting up the new dataset.

Prior to setting up the new dataset, ArcGIS Pro and ArcMap Business Analyst users must:

We will walk you through these actions below.

Remove the U.S. 2023 Business Analyst Release 1 dataset

Customers who own this locally stored dataset have either installed or connected to it during set up. Release 1 is the U.S. 2023 dataset that was released in June, 2023.

If you have connected to the R1 dataset, you must remove it from ArcGIS Pro before adding the R2 dataset. To remove the older dataset, follow these steps:

  1. Open ArcGIS Pro and select Settings.
ArcGIS Pro Settings button.
  1. Select Options from the pane on the left.
Options button.
  1. Scroll down until you see Business Analyst and select it.
selecting Business Analyst from Options pane.
  1. Select the USA_Esri_2023 dataset and click the Remove Dataset
Remove Dataset button.
  1. Click OK to close the Options
Clicking OK to close options window.

If you installed the R1 dataset, you must uninstall the old dataset before installing the new dataset. To uninstall the dataset, do the following:

  1. Click the Start menu on your PC.
Windows Settings command.
  1. Click the Settings button and then click Apps.
  2. Under Apps & features, in the Search this list box, enter Esri.
  3. Select Esri Business Analyst 2023 US Data Update and click Uninstall.
uninstalling release 1 with windows uninstaller.

Download and install the updated SDLIC data license

Since the U.S. 2023 Business Analyst Release 2 dataset contains new data, a new data license is required to enable it. Follow the steps below to acquire and install the new data license.

Download the license file

To download the data license file from My Esri, complete the following steps:

  1. Sign in to My Esri.
  2. Click Licensing and click License Files.
selecting 'license files' from Licensing menu.
  1. Click Business Analyst and StreetMap Premium.
Business Analyst and StreetMap Premium license files on My Esri.
  1. Click Downloadto download the .sdlic file.
clicking download to received Business Analyst sdlic.

Install the license file

  1. Start ArcGIS Pro as an administrator.
Selecting 'Run as administrator' while opening ArcGIS Pro.
  1. On the ArcGIS Pro start page, click Settings  in the upper left corner of the application window. Alternatively, if you have a project open, click the Project tab on the ribbon.
ArcGIS Pro Settings
  1. On the Settings page, click Licensing.
ArcGIS Pro licensing.
  1. Under Licensing, click Manage your data licensing. This button is near the bottom of the window.
Manage data license
  1. Click Add and browse to where the .sdlic file is located.
  2. Select the .sdlic file and click Open.
  3. Click OK and exit the Licensing window
Adding data license.

With the U.S. 2023 Business Analyst Release 1 dataset removed and the updated data license applied, you are ready to set up the U.S. Business Analyst 2023 Release 2 locally stored dataset.

About the author

Darren is a Product Engineer on the Business Analyst team. He enjoys the collaborative process of creating features that enable Business Analyst customers to model their vision of success.

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