Validates a geodatabase topology.
The Validate Topology tool performs the following operations:
- Cracking and clustering of feature vertices to find features that share geometry (have common coordinates)
- Inserting common coordinate vertices into features that share geometry
- Running a set of integrity checks to identify any violations of the rules that have been defined for the topology
If you validate an enterprise geodatabase topology in ArcCatalog, the feature dataset the topology is in must not be registered as versioned.
This tool will only process dirty areas. For details on dirty areas, see Topology in ArcGIS.
If the tool is being used in ArcMap, the Visible Extent parameter can be used to limit validation to the extent visible in the map display.
The geodatabase topology to be validated.
Specifies whether the current visible extent of the map or the full extent of the topology will be validated. If the tool is run in ArcCatalog or in a Python script, the entire extent of the topology will be validated regardless of this parameter setting.
The updated topology.
ValidateTopology example (stand-alone script)
The following stand-alone script demonstrates how to use the ValidateTopology function.
# Name: ValidateTopology_Example.py # Description: Validates a topology import arcpy arcpy.ValidateTopology_management("D:/Calgary/Trans.gdb/Streets/Street_Topo")
- Basic: No
- Standard: Yes
- Advanced: Yes