Getting a description of the rule that is violated for an error

This topic applies to ArcEditor and ArcInfo only.

You can get more information and examples of geometries that cause topology errors by viewing a description of the violated rule on the Error Inspector.

  1. On the Error Inspector, click the error for which you want a description.
  2. Right-click the error and click Show Rule Description, or press the D key to see a description of the selected error.
  3. A dialog box appears with a description of the error and some pictures of geometries that would and would not result in this error. The errors are marked in red.

  4. Uncheck Show Errors to compare the feature geometries without the errors.
  5. Click OK.

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