Removes an empty feature class from a geometric network.
Only empty feature classes can be removed; populated feature classes cannot be removed. Within an enterprise geodatabase, this may require the Compress tool to be run in order for the feature class to be recognized as empty.
This tool will not delete the feature class; it will only remove it from the network. You must delete the feature class if needed.
In an enterprise geodatabase, the feature class being removed and the geometric network may be versioned.
You cannot remove the orphan junction feature class from a geometric network.
A feature class cannot be removed from the geometric network if, besides the orphan junction feature class, it is the sole feature class in the network.
RemoveEmptyFeatureClassFromGeometricNetwork_management (in_geometric_network, in_feature_class)
The geometric network from which the feature class will be removed.
The name of the feature class to remove.
The following stand-alone Python script demonstrates how to use the RemoveFeatureClassFromGeometricNetwork tool to remove an empty feature class called "Tanks" from a geometric network.
# Import arcpy module import arcpy # Local variables: Water_Net = "C:/GeometricNetworks/Montgomery.gdb/Water/Water_Net" # Process: Remove Feature Class From Geometric Network arcpy.RemoveEmptyFeatureClassFromGeometricNetwork_management(Water_Net, "Tanks")
This tool does not use any geoprocessing environments.
- ArcGIS Desktop Basic: No
- ArcGIS Desktop Standard: Yes
- ArcGIS Desktop Advanced: Yes