Failed to build Geometric Network in SDE

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04-24-2014 10:11 AM
JoshWhite
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I was attempting to create a geometric network in my sde.  I had the geometric network in place in my file geodatabase and now I am ready to recreate the Geometric Network in SDE now that I've made the transition.  I tried to create the Geometric Network and I get an error message.

Cannot create geometric network.  The selected feature dataset does not contain any feature classes which can participate in a new geometric network.

Its as if the software thinks there is a geometric network already in place in the feature dataset but there isn't one.  What could be going on here?  I am using SQL for my SDE.

I am using Database Authentication to access SQL.
Josh White, AICP
Principal Planner

City of Arkansas City
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George_Thompson
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How was the data copied over to the new SQL Server SDE geodatabase?

Is the data in the feature dataset versioned? If so, you can not create a network on versioned data. See the tip section:
http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.2/index.html#/in_ArcCatalog/002r00000009000000/

Can you post a screenshot of the feature classes within the feature dataset that you are creating the network in?
--- George T.

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George_Thompson
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How was the data copied over to the new SQL Server SDE geodatabase?

Is the data in the feature dataset versioned? If so, you can not create a network on versioned data. See the tip section:
http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.2/index.html#/in_ArcCatalog/002r00000009000000/

Can you post a screenshot of the feature classes within the feature dataset that you are creating the network in?
--- George T.
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JoshWhite
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George,
I appreciate that.  I'm still new to SDE and I forget about versioning all of the day mostly due to the fact that I am a single user.  I migrated to SDE not necessarily for the multiuser ability but for some of the other features, namely feature services.  It would be quite helpful if the error was a bit more descriptive and explained why the Geometric Network cannot be built.
Josh White, AICP
Principal Planner

City of Arkansas City
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TedLyman
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Josh, you should be able to create a geometric network in versioned data if you first unregister the dataset.

In ArcCat (10.2) rt-click the dataset > Manage > Unregister as Versioned. Once built, be sure to re-register.

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