We’re doing some research into how the Attribute Assistant is being used. We’d like to see what rules you are using and how you configured your dynamic value table.
This information will help us plan for the future. We want to know what are the most common rules. We also want to see your gnarly and complicated rules to see how far the Attribute Assistant is being pushed.
So please share your dynamic value table along with any comments you have in this thread. We appreciate your help on this effort!
PS: If you don’t know what the Attribute Assistant is (or aren’t sure if you are using it already) no worries. You can learn more about Attribute Assistant on the ArcGIS Solution site here.
I am a big fan of the Attribute Assistant. I agree with a previous poster that the documentation could be beefed up a bit especially with the EXPRESSION method.
It took me a while to figure out how to configure the add in but once I did I started using it in most of my data entry workflows. I wouldn't say I am pushing any envelopes with it but I have saved hours of typing and stopped numerable errors from getting into my layers.
I primarily use GENERATE_ID, TIMESTAMP, CURRENT_USER, NEAREST_FEATURE, LAST_VALUE and PROMPT. Best add-in to come out of Esri.
We started using Attribute Assistant after we converted our sewer and stormwater assets to the LGIM for Water Utility Networking. I am mostly using the Generate_ID feature to auto-populate unique identifiers for the feature classes in the sewer/stormwater feature datasets. I have also used it for some simple auto-calculations. I am hoping to use AA more extensively with feature classes outside of sewer/stormwater but have not had the time to work on it. I can attach my tables if anyone is interested.
We just discovered attribute assistant this past year. Buried in a Water network support package! After Seeing its potential, I can not for the life of me figure out why ESRI doesn't build it directly into the COTS software. What hundreds of wasted hours I had over the last three years Without it. We have lots of applications including filling in fields automatically from multiple grids in a point feature class as points are created. I'll post our table in the future.