Modeling limitations of relationship classes

This topic applies to ArcEditor and ArcInfo only.

Relationship classes in the geodatabase manage associations between objects in two related feature classes and/or tables. However, there are some restrictions and limitations described below.

A feature class or table can participate in more than one relationship class; however, there are some restrictions:

Editing with relationship classes


If you are using a Simple relationship class, relationship rules must be set to prevent orphaned destination objects before running the Validate Features tool. With Composite relationship classes, the rules do not need to be set; you can simply use the Validate Features tool to identify orphaned destination objects.

For more information about editing with relationship classes, see About editing relationships in ArcMap.

Types of relationship classes that are not supported in ArcGIS

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Published 6/7/2010