Defining settings to update X,Y coordinates and geometry dynamically
The Dynamic Update XY geoprocessing tool and the Toggle Automatic Update XY tool allow you to synchronize geometry and coordinate attribute edits made on point features and are meant to be used within existing data editing or creation workflows. If you are performing manual edits to attributes, the geometry will be updated accordingly, and if you move a feature, the attributes will be updated. To use this functionality, you must first set the tool properties: the feature classes that will be affected and the field in each feature class to be updated with the x- and y-coordinates. These properties are referenced by the tools during manual editing in a map document or when running either of the two tools.
- Start ArcMap.
- On the main menu, click Customize > Production > Production Properties.
The Production Properties dialog box appears.
If necessary, click Data Management.
- Ensure that the correct product library and production database are set in the Data Management pane on the Production Properties dialog box.
- Click the cell next to Set Tool Options and click the drop-down arrow that appears.
- Click the ellipsis (...) next to Dynamic Update XY Settings.
The Dynamic Update XY Settings dialog box appears.
- Click Create New.
- Click the Feature Class drop-down arrow and select the point feature
class to be updated.
Only point feature classes are allowed.
- Click the X Field drop-down arrow and select the field that contains the x-values.Note:
Only fields with double or string data types are supported. Fields with a coded value or range domain are not supported.
- Click the Y Field drop-down arrow and select the field that contains the y-values.Tip:
The same field cannot be selected for both X and Y fields.
The entry appears in the grid and can be edited or deleted by selecting it and clicking Remove Selected.
- Click OK to close the Dynamic Update XY Settings dialog box.
The Production Properties dialog box appears.Note:
A warning message appears if a row is missing values.
- Click OK to close the Production Properties dialog box.