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Geometric Network Editing Workflow

01-17-2019 04:20 AM
New Contributor

Hi Geonet,

We have some issues about geometric network and comparing SDE geodatabases.


Assuming that we’ve SDE including geometric network and we exported a part of data into a File Geodatabase to use in the field data collection.  After some editing in a disconnected environment and finished editing we want to load data into the SDE.  So the main question is;


What is the best approaches for loading data into SDE and keep the SDE updated? What workflows can we follow for geometric network editing to keep network connectivity accurate?


Also is it a need for the checked out geodatabase to have a geometric network or not ? What is the best option for  efficient management of editing workflow?


All kinds of suggestions are welcome  including replication (distributed geodatabase), Versioning, Data Reviewer (for handling differences etc), Incremental Network Loader, Object Loader etc.


In fact, how Distribution Companies handle this workflow?  How they export / import data into geometric network and verify data mechanism including field operations with mobile and web applications?



Thank you so much,


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Esri Notable Contributor

Hi Selda - Here are some links to documentation related to the questions above. I would recommend reviewing them and responding with any other questions. The Geometric Network is a complex advanced geodatabase behavior and takes time and testing for the best workflows for your organization.

About creating geometric networks—Help | ArcGIS Desktop 

Replication and geometric networks—ArcGIS Help | ArcGIS Desktop 

Recommended version administration workflow—ArcGIS Help | ArcGIS Desktop 

Hope this gets you in the correct direction.

--- George T.
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Esri Contributor

Hi Selda,

From your description, I assume that your requirement is disconnected or offline editing of versioned data with geometric network.

In this case, we suggest to go for geodatabase replica workflow. Create replica with geometric network and synchronize back to parent SDE after editing is done. 

If you need any further help, then please provide us detail requirement and what type of geometric network you have. We may  have some more suggestion depending on your requirement. 

Hope this helps.



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