This item has been retired. Please see What's new for more information.


Pole Reports provides a utility with a series of pole summarization reports. Once the reports have run, the results can be shared with an ArcGIS organization and used by managers to better understand asset condition for the service area or feeder. The Pole Reports solution utilizes the Automated Setup & Reporting tools to quickly generate pole reports. Once configured for your organization, these reports can be run at any time to view the most recent pole report information.

The Pole Reports solution includes the following reports:

  • Poles by Decade
  • Poles by Type
  • Average Pole Age and Deprecation Cost


Pole Reports requires specific technical experience and software.

Requirement Description
Report Generation
  • ArcMap (Standard or Advanced) 10.2.1, 10.4 - 10.7
  • Python 2.7.x
Map service hosting
  • ArcGIS Online, or
  • ArcGIS Enterprise (Standard or Advanced) 10.5 - 10.7, or
  • ArcGIS for Server (Standard or Advanced) 10.4
    • Portal for ArcGIS
Application hosting
  • ArcGIS Online, or
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5 - 10.7, or
  • Portal for ArcGIS 10.4

What you get

When you download Pole Reports, you'll find the following in the zip file:

Directory Item Description
Application A folder containing a set of Python 2.7 scripts to create and update the required services, maps, and apps in your organization. These scripts use the Automated Setup & Reporting tools.
Maps and GDBs AssetReports.gdb A sample geodatabase with the pole reports schema and sample data.
ElectricNetwork.gdb A sample geodatabase with electric network data summarized in the reports.
GeographicBoundaries.gdb A sample geodatabase with service area data used to summarize pole data for the reports.
PoleReport.mxd A map document used to publish the Pole Report feature service.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Pole Reports.

Date Description
November 2020
  • Pole Reports has been retired.
October 2019
June 2017
  • Most recent version of the Automated Setup & Reporting tools that includes the following:
    • Support for ArcGIS 10.5.
    • A resolution to a bug in which using a custom length field in the report summary would result in incorrect results. When reporting on a custom length field, values can now be proportionally split when setting the new reclass report parameter, AdjustCountField, to true (BUG-000100918).
    • A new parameter in the reclass report configuration, ReportAreasOverlap, which reports when a feature is split and the sum of the parts do not equal the original feature length. The logic is similar to the Pairwise Intersect tool, which results in faster processing.
    • A new parameter in the reclass report configuration, ReclassType, which determines how features that span multiple reporting areas will be summarized.
February 2016
August 2015
  • Latest versions of the ArcREST tools
    • ArcREST version 3
  • Config file enhancements
July 2015
  • Data report schema compressed into three reporting classes
  • Multiple configuration files merged into a single file.
  • Updated map document with a new sample dataset
  • Latest versions of the Automated Setup & Reporting
December 2014
  • Latest versions of the ArcREST and ArcREST Helper tools
  • Config files schema changes
    • FeatureService section to FeatureServices
    • Login info only defined in the GlobalLoginInfo file
    • EnableEditTracking parameter added to FeatureServices section
    • UpdateItemContent changes to UpdateService in MapDetails
    • Portal in login section changed to Orgurl
    • ExistingService change to ExistingServices
    • ExistingServices ReportResult tag changes to FeatureClass
    • ReplaceTag added to section
    • ReplaceInfo Section now uses the following three parameters, SearchString, ReplaceString and ReplaceType
June 2014
  • First release of Pole Reports

Known issues

  • The automated setup uses ArcREST, which does not support application and enterprise logins.
  • When publishing to Portal for ArcGIS, the Hosting Server must use an ArcGIS Data Store as a managed geodatabase.
  • When publishing to Portal for ArcGIS with an ArcGIS Data Store Hosting Server, field names will be auto converted to lowercase. The tools will update the maps created, but apps are not updated to handle this conversion.
  • The script is delivered using relative paths. To use this without changing to absolute paths, you need to have python.exe as the default file extension for .py files and the path to Python in your systems path variable.

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