Update subnetworks

A subnetwork represents a topological subpart in a tier where all connected features are defined by the same subnetwork controller or controllers. After data is loaded or edits are made in the default version, the subnetwork needs to be updated, as the new or edited features have not been validated or included in the network. These are considered to be dirty areas, and to clean a dirty subnetwork, the Update Subnetwork geoprocessing tool is used.

The Update Subnetwork tool can be used to update one or all of the subnetworks in a single tier. If devices or lines are discovered in the topology of a subnetwork that are not valid to participate in the subnetwork, error features are created and the subnetwork remains dirty.

Update subnetwork

To update a subnetwork, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Geoprocessing pane, on the Toolboxes tab, browse to the Utility Network Tools toolbox and click the drop-down arrow to view the tools and toolsets in the toolbox.
  2. Click Update Subnetwork to open the tool in the Geoprocessing pane.
  3. For the Utility Network parameter, specify the utility network layer from the feature service published to your organization.
  4. Choose a domain network from the Domain Network drop-down menu.
  5. Choose a tier from the Tier drop-down menu.
  6. Choose one or all the subnetworks to update from the Subnetwork Name(s) drop-down menu.
    • All—Updates all of the subnetworks belonging to the tier
    • One—Updates the corresponding subnetwork
  7. Click Run.

    The subnetwork or subnetworks are updated.

Update connectivity

The Update Is Connected tool is used to update the IsConnected attribute of all network features in a utility network. When this attribute is updated, features are indicated as connected to a sink or source, meaning the feature could be part of an existing subnetwork.

To update your utility network connectivity, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Geoprocessing pane, on the Toolboxes tab, browse to the Utility Network Tools toolbox and click the drop-down arrow to view the tools and toolsets in the toolbox.
  2. Click Update Is Connected to open the tool in the Geoprocessing pane.
  3. For the Utility Netwrok parameter, specify the utility network service published to your organization.
  4. Click Run.

    When complete, the utility network features IsConnected field is updated with the feature's network connectivity status.

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