Troubleshooting data packaging validation error messages in ArcGIS
Troubleshooting data packaging validation error messages in ArcGIS

About troubleshooting data packaging validation error messages

Not all data or published maps can be packaged. If the data or map cannot be packaged, a Publisher message will appear listing the published map layer or layers that cannot be packaged. If you have selected multiple maps to package and an error occurs, no maps will be packaged.

How to troubleshoot data packaging validation error messages

Data package permission
  1. Open the map you want to publish in ArcMap.
  2. Click the Publisher menu and click Settings.
  3. Click the Security tab.
  4. Check Allow data packaging and click OK.

Tips

  • The map publisher determines whether the map can be published using the Allow Data Packaging setting. To package the map, it will have to be republished with the Allow Data Packaging setting checked on.
  • If the published map can't be opened in ArcMap, a new published map with the appropriate settings will need to be published from the map document.


Broken data links

Published maps with broken data references cannot be packaged. To package the map, the data sources will have to be restored. If you cannot publish broken data links, it is likely that access to the data has changed since the map was published.

Unrestricted PMF conflict with locked data format

  1. Open the map in ArcMap.
  2. Click the Publisher menu and click Settings.
  3. Click the Applications tab.
  4. Check Open in ArcReader only and click OK.
If the map was published with unrestricted access to the contents of the published map, you will get an error message when packaging to the compressed and locked data format. When the map is published with unrestricted access, it can be used in a custom application that is designed to unlock the data. If you want to create a data package with compressed and locked data, the map needs to be published with the Open in ArcReader only setting.

Incompatible data type

An incompatible data type message will occur if any data in the chosen map or maps is not supported with the current data packager settings. In most cases, it is possible to package all supported ArcGIS data types using the copy option, but there are a few exceptions. The information below details the data and feature types with packaging limitations.

The following nonsimple geodatabase features can only be packaged using the copy option:

  • Simple junction
  • Simple edge
  • Complex junction
  • Complex edge
  • Annotation
  • Coverage annotation
  • Dimension
  • Topology
  • Managed raster fields in a personal geodatabase
  • Raster catalogs in a personal geodatabase
The following data can only be packaged to a personal geodatabase:
  • ArcSDE layers with a raster field
The following data cannot be packaged to a personal geodatabase:
  • Feature tables with more than 255 fields
  • Data more than 2 gigabytes in size
The following data cannot be packaged with the copy option:
  • ArcSDE nonsimple geodatabase features
  • ArcSDE raster catalogs
  • ArcSDE raster data
  • ArcSDE raster fields
Data package directories

Problems with creating data package directory errors will occur if there is no write access to the chosen data package location. The problems usually occur when overwriting an existing data package while another application is accessing the package. Make sure that no other software is accessing the folder to which you are writing the package.

Document time-out exceeded

  1. Open the map in ArcMap.
  2. Click the Publisher menu and click Settings.
  3. Click the Other tab.
  4. Adjust the time-out date and click OK.
Tips

  • Map publishers can set a time-out date for the published map. Once a map has timed out, it cannot be used and will have to be republished with a later time-out date.
  • Published maps with time-out dates can be published, and the time-out will be maintained in the packaged map. It is not possible to package maps that have already expired.


Data packages cannot be created for published maps that contain globe content

The error message will appear if a published map with globe content is chosen for packaging. Due to the general size and nature of globe data, it is not packageable at this time.

Unexpected error has occurred

This error occurs when there is not enough space to hold the data package. Make sure the disk drive has enough space to hold the data package.
This error may also occur if your are working across a network and the network connection is lost.

Source: http://webhelp.esri.com