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Friday, July 02, 2010

ArcPad 10: Compatibility with ArcGIS 9.3 and ArcGIS 10

Now that ArcPad 10 is available for download, here is a quick reminder about the compatibility of ArcPad 10 with ArcGIS 9.3 and ArcGIS 10.

ArcPad Data Manager:

At the time of the ArcPad installation, if you have ArcGIS 9.3, the ArcPad 8.0 Data Manager will automatically be installed. If you have ArcGIS 10, the ArcPad 10.0 Data Manager will automatically be installed.

The ArcPad 10.0 Data Manager is only compatible with ArcGIS 10.

ArcGIS Server ArcPad Extension:

The ArcGIS Server ArcPad Extension was first released with ArcPad 8. If you are using ArcGIS Server 9.3, you will require the ArcGIS Server ArcPad 8 Extension. If you are using ArcGIS Server 10, you will require the ArcGIS Server ArcPad 10 Extension.

At the time of the ArcPad installation, if you have ArcGIS 9.3, the ArcGIS Server ArcPad 8 Extension will automatically be installed. If you have ArcGIS 10, the ArcGIS Server ArcPad 10 Extension will automatically be installed.

Both ArcPad 8 and ArcPad 10 can synchronize with either ArcGIS Server ArcPad Extension release.

For more information about ArcPad 10 please visit the ArcGIS Resource Centre or refer the ArcPad 10 Help.


  • At Wednesday, July 07, 2010 6:01:00 am, Blogger Unknown said…

    I'm still using ArcPad 7.1....remember when that was the latest, greatest version?!? I just installed ArcGIS 10 and no longer see the ArcPad Data Manager tool as an option in my menu bar of ArcGIS. What is the compatibility of ArcPad 7.1 with ArcGIS 10?

  • At Wednesday, July 07, 2010 10:09:00 am, Blogger Marika said…

    Only ArcPad 10's Data Manager is supported with ArcGIS 10. You will need ArcPad 10 installed on your ArcGIS 10 machine to create data for ArcPad in ArcGIS. Data created in this environment, can still be used with ArcPad 7.1.

  • At Thursday, July 15, 2010 6:28:00 am, Blogger Unknown said…

    Is ArcPad 10 fully supported on 64 bit Windows 7 system?

  • At Thursday, July 15, 2010 11:30:00 am, Blogger Stephen Quan said…

    ArcPad 10 works with 64 bit Windows 7. You can see for yourself by installing the evaluation version by clicking on the Evaluate button at

  • At Wednesday, July 21, 2010 5:14:00 am, Blogger Unknown said…

    I'm a little confused by Marika's comment. You need ArcPad 10 to check out data in ArcGIS 10, but you can use that data in ArcPad 7.1 and assuming ArcPad 8? This seems backwards. If I still want to keep earlier versions of ArcPad on my GPS units and have the ability to check-in and check-out data the only solution is to either upgrade to ArcPad 10 or downgrade back to 9.3?

  • At Wednesday, July 21, 2010 9:51:00 am, Blogger Marika said…

    Sorry didnt mean to confuse you.
    If you want the new capabilites 10 offers (new spatial indexing, new related table forms, and photo field definition at check out), you simply must use ArcGIS 10 and ArcPad 10.
    Saying that, if you still have some devices with earlier versions of ArcPad (7.1 or 8), your not prohibited from using your newly checked out data on those devices too, but just the new features wont work. you would still be able to check in edits (with ArcGIS 10) made in these versions.
    ideally yes, upgrade all your licences :), but this backward capability is maintained to smoothen the transisiton. Users can start by upgrading their desktop processes, yet still make use of exisiting mobile systems.

  • At Tuesday, August 03, 2010 2:48:00 am, Blogger Kyle said…

    I am still using 7.1 and would like to know more about the photo management improvements on 10 and if hyperlinking is simplier, could you please explain?

  • At Wednesday, August 11, 2010 8:40:00 pm, Blogger Unknown said…

    I am about to develop a new ArcPad tool that is likely to be used by a number of our contractors, each of whom will have diferent versions of ArcView. The intention is that there will be no reliance on them even having ArcView. The empty or populated shapefiles are provided to them, they will load these into ArcPad ( I understand the data manager is not required for this) after which the data is supplied back to us.

    Based on this, can you confirm that if the user had ArcPad 10 or ArcPad 8, the application is likely to be compatible on both and neither version is reliant on diferently structured shapefiles.



  • At Thursday, August 12, 2010 10:31:00 am, Blogger Marika said…

    Kyle from your description - there should be no difference between using your tool in ArcPad 8 and 10.

  • At Saturday, September 18, 2010 3:56:00 am, Blogger Dave, Irene and Mayka said…

    Arcpad 10 will not run on my Windows 7 64 bit netbook..."Arcpad has stopped working" ...???

  • At Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:58:00 am, Blogger geogangster said…

    ArcPad 7.1.1 and 8.0 can be installed on the Desktop alongside ArcGIS 10.0, but for the time being it is necessary to perform the steps in the following Knowledge Base article in order for the ArcPad Data Manager to appear.

    If you have any questions, please contact Esri Technical Support

  • At Wednesday, October 27, 2010 6:04:00 am, Blogger Unknown said…

    I followed the steps in the Knowledge Base article with no success. Once ArcPad10 was uninistalled and arcpad7 was reinstalled I lost the arcpad data manager in arcmap.

  • At Wednesday, October 27, 2010 10:48:00 am, Blogger Stephen Quan said…

    ArcMap 10 has a new requirement that extensions must be registered using ESRIRegAsm.exe (usually located in C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcGIS\bin). The ArcPad 10 installation does this for you automatically registering the ArcPad Data Manager for you. Should you wish to use an older release, you can attempt to use ESRIRegAsm.exe on the ArcPadToolsGen2.dll located in your ArcPad installation Desktop Tools folder.

  • At Wednesday, January 26, 2011 12:08:00 pm, Blogger Unknown said…

    We're using the Nomad 800 series (6GB) with Arcpad 10 - We keep getting a "no memory" message, and can't upload our data files. Solution?


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