Correcting topology errors(ArcInfo and ArcEditor only)
Last modified May 14, 2009
Print all topics in : "Editing topology"
This topic was updated for 9.3.1.
There are several ways to correct topology errors once you've discovered them. You can select the error on the map with the Fix Topology Error tool , or select the error from within the Error Inspector and apply one of the fixes listed in the shortcut menu for that error type.
Different error types have different predefined fixes available for them. For example, a dangling line can be trimmed or extended to another line. Errors caused by violations of the Must Be Covered By rules can be fixed by creating a new feature or deleting a feature. Errors caused by overlapping polygons can be merged into one of the polygons, subtracted from both, or turned into a separate, new polygon feature. Some of the tasks below show how to use the Merge fix.
Learn more about topology errors
Learn more about topology error fixes
Each time you save your edits (Editor > Save Edits) during an edit session, the contents of the Error Inspector window are cleared. You need to click the Search Now button on the Error Inspector to populate the list again. Doing this ensures that the Error Inspector always shows the most up-to-date errors and exceptions for your geodatabase.
The following keyboard shortcuts are available in the Error Inspector:
|Shortcut key||Editing function|
|Up and Down arrows||Move up and down through the rows|
|Z key or Spacebar||Zoom to selected error|
|P key||Pan to selected error|
|Z key||Zoom to selected error|
|F key||Select the parent features causing the error|
|D key||View a description of the topology rule|
|X key||Mark the error as an exception|
|E key||Mark the exception as an error|