Available Now - Feeder Sync Tool (Beta)!! (now with GDBM)

Version 10
Visibility: Open to anyone

    What is the Feeder Sync Tool?


    A new tool that enables you to take advantage of the benefits of Feeder Manager 2.0 while still providing a way to regularly update Feeder Information (FeederID, FeederID2 and FeederInfo) in the Geodatabase.

     



    Requirements prior to using the Feeder Sync tool:

    • ArcGIS 10.2.1 test environment with the ArcFM 10.2.1a beta build installed. Do not do this in a production environment.
    • A database configured for Feeder Manager.

     

    Instructions for using the Feeder Sync tool:

    After installing the beta (ArcFM 10.2.1a build) for the Feeder Sync tool, you can "test" it by doing the following:

    1. Create the MM_EDITED_FEATURES table by using the Create/Update ArcFM Solution System Tables option in ArcCatalog on your database.
    2. Right-click your Electric Geometric Network and select Configure Feeder Manager.
    3. From the Feeder Manager configuration window:
      • Clear the Feeder Manager 1.0 option (if enabled).
      • Select the Feeder Manager 2.0 option.
      • Select the Feeder Manager 1.0/Feeder Manager 2.0 Field Sync option.
    4. Click OK.
    5. Create/Open a session or design in ArcMap.
    6. Perform typical editing operations (create/delete features, editing existing features, etc.) in that session or design.
      • Notice that the Feeder Information fields from Feeder Manager 2.0 update after each edit (Feeder IDs, Subfeeder IDs (if applicable), Energized Phases, Number of Feeders, Loop, Tie Device).
      • Notice that the Feeder Information in the legacy fields (FeederID, FeederID2 and FeederInfo) does not update after each edit.
    7. Save the session or design. This will populate the MM_EDITED_FEATURES table.
      • You can add the MM_Edited_Features table to inspect its contents if necessary.
    8. Post the session or design to SDE.DEFAULT. The former Feeder Manager 1.0 fields now populate with the new feeder information (FeederID, FeederID2 and FeederInfo).

     

    ** The Feeder Sync Tool is currently only initiated on post through either Session Manager or Workflow Manager. Support for GeoDatabase Manager and other methods will be available in the near future. See the PAG recording from May 6th for more details. Steps for utilizing the Feeder Sync Tool with ArcFM Geodatabase Manager are listed below:

     

    To use the Feeder Sync Tool with Geodatabase Manager (GDBM):

    1. Follow the instructions above for creating the MM_EDITED_FEATURES table via the Create/Update ArcFM Solution Systems Tables Tool.
    2. Configure the Feeder Sync Tool via the Feeder Manager Configuration window.
    3. Add the two new Action Handlers for the Feeder Sync Tool to your existing GDBM configuration. See the descriptions below as well as the screenshot.
      Action HandlerDescriptionParametersCan Assign ToNode Type
      Run Feeder Sync

      This updates the Feeder Manager 1.0 fields (FeederID, FeederID2, FeederInfo (without island or terminal device bits set)) in the geodatabase for the features that exist in the MM_EDITED_FEATURES table.

      Note: The ParentCircuitSourceID information is not updated in the geodatabase with this action handler.

      NoneBefore PostSession, Plain, or Design
      Cleanup Feeder SyncDeletes the information from the MM_EDITED_FEATURES table after posting during Feeder Sync.NoneAfter PostSession, Plain, or Design

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    4. Once GDBM has been properly configured for the Feeder Sync Tool, open ArcMap and create a new Session or Design.
    5. Perform typical editing operations (create/delete features, editing existing features, etc.) in that session or design.
      • Notice that the Feeder Information fields from Feeder Manager 2.0 update after each edit (Feeder IDs, Subfeeder IDs (if applicable), Energized Phases, Number of Feeders, Loop, Tie Device).
      • Notice that the Feeder Information in the legacy fields (FeederID, FeederID2 and FeederInfo) does not update after each edit.
    6. Save the session or design. This populates the MM_EDITED_FEATURES table. You can add the MM_EDITED_FEATURES table to inspect its contents if necessary.
    7. Send the Session or Design to the GDBM Post Queue.
    8. After GDBM runs through the posting process you can inspect the Logging tab for information on the number of features synced and if it was completed successfully.
      Logging.png
    9. Open your SDE.Default version in ArcMap and inspect the legacy FeederID, FeederID2 and FeederInfo fields to see that they have been updated.

     

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    1. General Usability
    2. Support for Existing Workflows
    3. Support for Existing Customizations
    4. Does it meet your needs?