Enabling and disabling features

This topic applies to ArcEditor and ArcInfo only.


While network features can be both created and edited in ArcInfo and ArcEditor, they are read-only in ArcView.

Any feature in a geometric network can be enabled or disabled. An enabled feature allows flow to pass through it, while a disabled feature does not. Disabling features allows you to treat them as if they were disconnected from the network without actually removing the topological connections that they have to other features in the network. By default, all features in a geometric network are enabled when you create the network.

To enable or disable a feature, its Enabled attribute must be edited in the Attributes dialog box.

  1. Click the Editor menu on the Editor toolbar and click Start Editing.
  2. Click the Edit tool Edit Tool on the Editor toolbar.
  3. Click the feature that you want to enable or disable.
  4. Click the Attributes button Attributes on the Editor toolbar.
  5. Click in the cell next to the Enabled property.

    A list box opens showing all the valid codes for this attribute (as defined by the coded value attribute domain for the Enabled attribute).

  6. Click True to enable the feature or click False to disable it.
  7. Click the Editor menu on the Editor toolbar and click Stop Editing.
  8. Click Yes to save your changes.
  9. TipTip:
    You can also enable or disable a feature by changing the value of its Enabled attribute in the attribute table. Open the attribute table for the feature's feature class, find the feature in the table, and edit the value for this attribute.

    Learn more about working with attribute tables

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