I created a custom locator using the Create Locator tool to create individual county geocoders, then used the Create Composite Address Locator to combine them. When I geocoded a CSV file, I had about 19% that were "Tied".

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As I started using the Rematch Address tool to fix them, I noticed that there was actually a 100% match for most of them, but Arc defaulted to the one with the worst score.


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Of those that were "Tied", Arc automatically displayed the points with a 60% match even though there is a 100% match.

When I tried looking for a solution in help, all I found was that it should've matched to the best score.

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Seeing how there are over 86,000 instances of this, I'd prefer not to go through every entry to correct. Is there a way to just rematch all of them to the best score?

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You need to set the result order. The default is to use the order the different locators within the composite locator: https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/2.8/help/data/geocoding/tips-for-tuning-composite-locators.htm#:~:text=If%20you%20create%20a%20composite,then%20use%20the%20custom%20locator. If your first locator has a match is above the minimum match score, it will chose that one even if the matches that follow have better scores.

Note: The result order must be set prior to publishing the locator and must be republished to adjust the order after it has already been published.

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