features to flags, and saving flags

Discussion created by lhardy on Aug 4, 2011
Latest reply on Sep 9, 2011 by doug_sterling-esristaff

Is it possible to generate junction and edge flags from a point feature class, and then save the flags? 

I want to identify numerous stream segments in river networks throughout a region.  The stream segments I wish to select contain biodiversity values which are upstream from an identified location on the network. 

I had created a point feature class with the locations.  I am now using the trace upstream tool on the network analyst toolbar to identify the stream segments upstream from these locations. I have to place a junction/edge flag on every location for which I have already created a feature class.  Is there a quick way to convert my feature class of points to flags, and then can I save those flags?

Being new to Network Analyst I may going about this all the wrong way.  Thanks in anticipation.