The fabric job XML file

This topic applies to ArcEditor and ArcInfo only.

A parcel fabric job XML stream is created in memory when parcels are edited. Job XML streams are created for both automatic and manual edit modes. If parcels are extracted into a job, all the parcel data in the job is extracted to the XML stream. The parcel fabric job XML stream is stored in memory but can be stored on your hard drive if a CadastralEditLogs folder exists under your TEMP directory. Two parcel fabric job XML files are written to the CadastralEditLogs folder. The CFPacketExtract.xml file is an XML file representation of the parcel(s) when they were extracted or opened from the parcel fabric, and the CFPacketUpdate.xml file is an XML file representation of the parcel(s) containing edits and updates.


You can find where your system TEMP directory is by clicking Windows Start > Run. Type %TEMP% in the Open drop-down list on the Run dialog box and click OK. Your system TEMP folder will be opened.

You can also locate your system TEMP directory by going to Control Panel > System, clicking the Advanced tab on the System Properties dialog box, then clicking the Environment Variables button. TEMP is defined as a user variable.

Save as XML

You can also manually save an open fabric job or open parcels to a permanent .xml file by clicking the Save as XML command on the Parcel Editor menu. This functionality is useful for making edits and jobs portable. For example, new parcels can be added in a local coordinate system in a remote job that is saved as an XML file. This job can then be appended and joined to the main parcel fabric layer.

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