Add XY Coordinates Automatically for a New Point,

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01-03-2016 03:08 AM
MajdoleenO_A__Awadallah
Occasional Contributor III

I’ve used “Calculate Geometry” and “Add XY coordinate” to calculate the XY coordinates, but when adding a new point, both the X and Y fields are empty for the new point.

I am looking for a way to calculate the XY coordinates automatically when adding a new point.

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Thank you in advance.

Best,

Majdoleen

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DanPatterson_Retired
MVP Esteemed Contributor

why not wait and do it after... it will save you some time Add XY Coordinates—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop

MajdoleenO_A__Awadallah
Occasional Contributor III

Hi Dan,

Our Data is updating everyday! we couldn't leave it without coordinates.

Best,

Majdoleen

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WesMiller
Regular Contributor III

You could set a script to populate XY fields every day or night.

MajdoleenO_A__Awadallah
Occasional Contributor III

I looking for such a way like the area or the length field.

Thank you,

Best,

Majdoleen

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DanPatterson_Retired
MVP Esteemed Contributor

There is such a tool in arctoolbox for those that like things automagically done

... Add Geometry Attributes—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop

MajdoleenO_A__Awadallah
Occasional Contributor III

Thank you Dan, As I mentioned in my first post, I used "calculate Geometry" to calculate the X, Y Coordinates, but when adding new point the coordinate fields are empty!! this is my main point, I want these fields to be fill automatically.

Best,

Majdoleen

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AhmadSALEH1
Occasional Contributor III

Hi majdoleen,

You can host your data in SQL server (mdf) then you can write SQL trigger to calculate X,Y values, this trigger will run automatically when you update your data. 

shan_sarkar
Regular Contributor

Majdoleen,

The same can be done with Oracle as well if you prefer to use it.

~Shan


~Shan
GideonDalrymple
New Contributor III

Hey Majdoleen Awadallah. Did you get that accomplished? I am looking to achieve the same result. 

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