In ArcGIS Online there is an option to set a refresh data interval.

Is there a way to accomplish the same within ArcMap?

Specifically, my data source is inside an Enterprise GDB (Oracle).

I can pan the map around and that refreshes the data however I am looking for a way to not interact with the map and have it refresh on its own.

It seems this is possible in ArcGIS Pro 2.0+ but I haven't found a solution yet for ArcMap except for creating a simple python add-in which I would prefer to avoid because it halts other operations inside the ArcMap session.


There are many ArcGIS Ideas to have more options for refreshing ArcMap maps.

One that you may wish to add your vote to is Auto Initiate the "Refresh Button" every 10, 20, or 30 minutes MXD Setting option.

However, with ArcMap now so late in its life cycle, and the functionality you seek appearing to already be present in ArcGIS Pro, I think a better way forward may be to investigate whether your workflow can be undertaken in ArcGIS Pro instead.

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