MBruening

Can a relationship be used to update two layer by editing only one of them?

Discussion created by MBruening on Apr 2, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 3, 2014 by crafty762
Hello,

I am frustrated with something that seems so easy within the ArcGIS help when trying to apply a relationship between two feature classes.

Within the 10.2 ArcGIS help the following is stated and I would like to apply the bold/underline portion pertaining to attribute updating.

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As previously discussed, when you delete an origin object in a composite relationship, related destination objects are automatically deleted.

Whether you're working with simple or composite relationships, there may be other actions that require an update of one feature to trigger an update in its related features. Furthermore, updates can be required in one direction or another, or both.
�?�When you move or rotate a feature, you want related features to move or rotate along with it.
�?�When you update a feature, you want an attribute in a related feature to update automatically.
�?�Updating an origin can require related destination objects to update.
�?�Updating destination objects can require related origin objects to update.


I have one point FC [destination] and one polygon FC [origin] with the following relationship

One to one relationship
composite
forward - Origin to destination
I am using a text field named [test_id] as my primary and foreign keys within both FC.

When I have an editing session in progress, I can select a polygon, move the polygon, and have the point relocate.

However, what I would like to occur is that when I adjust the value of [map label] field within the polygon that it automatically update the [map_label] field of the related feature to update automatically.

I know there is something simple that I am missing, but I've spent about 3 hours trying to figure this out without any luck.

Any help in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance,

Mike

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