Issue using "recompute footprint by related geometry"

Discussion created by amcdoogs on Mar 21, 2011
Latest reply on Mar 21, 2011 by pbecker-esristaff
I have built footprint files that I am trying to append to a previously created footprint overview file in a service. The was I was instructed to do this is to join the table from the new footprint shapefile to the footprint overview in the service based on a common attribute (in my case it is the file path), the use the "recompute footprint > by related geometry" tool to modify the footprint overview. This does not seem to work - the progress bar flashes for a split second and the script window says that it is complete, but the geometry in the footprint overview file is not updated. Am I missing a step?