Update existing point geometry to GPS XY via field calculator & python?

Discussion created by WrightWebber on Aug 8, 2011
Latest reply on Feb 7, 2017 by blake.terhune
Hello -

Thank you in advance for any help you can offer!

I have a topology between a manhole FC and main lines FC set up so that we can manually snap the existing MH to the new GPS points and have the main lines stay attached.  While this works, there are thousands to do and we are looking for a better method.

Using a common manhole ID, I have moved the GPS coordinates into two attribute fields GPS_X and GPS_Y) in the attribute table of the manhole feature class.

Is it possible to update the position of the manhole point with the values in the GPS_X and GPS_Y fields using python and the field calculator (other suggestions welcome)? My hope would be that we could and that the main would follow the "move" of the manhole point due to the topology rules.

I have attached a screen shot showing the GPS points (green), the manholes, and main lines.  The attribute table shown is that of the manholes.

Any other suggestion on how to mass update the locations of the old manholes while moving the attached mains with them would be greatly appreciated!