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Create Topology (Data Management) (ArcInfo and ArcEditor only)

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Last modified November 29, 2010
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Creates a new empty topology. The topology will not contain any feature classes or rules. Use the Add Feature Class To Topology and the Add Rule To Topology tools to populate the topology with feature classes and rules.

If you do not specify a cluster tolerance or enter a value of zero, the default or minimum cluster tolerance will be applied to the new topology. The default cluster tolerance is derived from the precision of the spatial reference of the feature dataset in which you are creating the topology.


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Command line syntax
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CreateTopology_management <in_dataset> <out_name> {in_cluster_tolerance}

Parameter Explanation Data Type
<in_dataset>

The feature dataset in which you want to create a topology.

Feature Dataset
<out_name>

The topology you want to create. The topology name must be unique in the geodatabase.

String
{in_cluster_tolerance}

The minimum distance between vertices in the topology. Vertices that fall within the cluster tolerance will be snapped together during the validation.

Double
Data types for geoprocessing tool parameters


Command line example

CreateTopology D:\Calgary\Trans.mdb\Streets\ Street_Topo 0

Scripting syntax
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CreateTopology_management (in_dataset, out_name, in_cluster_tolerance)

Parameter Explanation Data Type
in_dataset (Required)

The feature dataset in which you want to create a topology.

Feature Dataset
out_name (Required)

The topology you want to create. The topology name must be unique in the geodatabase.

String
in_cluster_tolerance (Optional)

The minimum distance between vertices in the topology. Vertices that fall within the cluster tolerance will be snapped together during the validation.

Double

Data types for geoprocessing tool parameters


Script example

import arcgisscripting
gp = arcgisscripting.create()

gp.workspace = "h:/workspace"
gp.toolbox = "esri"
gp.CreateTopology "d:\landuse.mdb\landuse",  "landuse_ca"

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