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10043: Layer's data source is an XY Event Table

A layer in your document is using an XY event table as a data source, which can perform slowly in many situations.


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XY event data sources are commonly used to draw point data originating from a data source that is not spatially enabled. In this respect, XY event data sources are a powerful way to integrate simple point data into your map. However, the simplicity of this integration comes with a cost in that XY event sources cannot take advantage of spatial indexing that makes spatial data sources perform well. Consider converting your data to a spatial data source such as a file geodatabase or enterprise geodatabase. If the data resides in a relational database that cannot be geodatabase enabled, consider using the database's native spatial storage type and drawing it with a query layer as an alternative to XY events.