The parcel fabric relies on topological correctness when representing and storing parcel data. Parcel datasets being loaded into the parcel fabric need to reflect a similar level of topological correctness. Both polygons and lines are required for migration of parcels to a parcel fabric. If you do not have one of the required polygon or line feature classes, you can generate them during the data migration staging process. Parcel polygons and lines are added to a topology and validated against a required set of rules to ensure that the data being loaded matches the topological integrity of the parcel fabric. Once the topology is validated and error free, it can be loaded to the parcel fabric using the Load A Topology To A Parcel Fabric geoprocessing tool .
Data loading to the parcel fabric can be performed in a series of recommended steps. These steps should be treated as a guide for loading data to the parcel fabric. You may need to perform some of the steps in a different order or add steps depending on your data.
These steps assume you're maintaining polygons for parcels and use the polygons as the primary parcel feature for loading. If you only maintain lines with COGO dimensions, it is recommended that you create polygons from your lines and follow these steps. If you maintain both lines and polygons, you will not need to generate lines from polygons. However, you will need to ensure that your lines and polygons are topologically coincident if they represent a parcel. Linear features that don't correspond to a polygon, such as connection lines, can be categorized and marked as an exception in the topology to load into the parcel fabric.
See Loading right-of-ways to load features such as road centerlines.
Follow these steps to load data to a parcel fabric:
After your data has been loaded, it is recommended that you perform post-data loading checks on your parcel fabric to check for errors and ensure good editing performance.