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Utility network dataset administration

After a utility network is created and configured in a geodatabase, administration tasks may be necessary depending on your organizational needs. The need to migrate the utility network dataset between geodatabases or to keep current with the latest client version by upgrading are examples of administration tasks in the geodatabase.

Migrate a utility network dataset

Once a utility network is created and configured, there are data management tasks that may require migration. Migration of a utility network dataset and its related feature classes may be needed to transfer data between enterprise geodatabases or to stage a test environment. The Utility Network Package Tools toolbox can be used to migrate a utility network. An asset package can be created from an established utility network and applied against a staged utility network created in another geodatabase. Asset packages support cross-database platform use. To import data into a utility network, the core Append tool can be used.

The utility network dataset does not currently support migration between geodatabases using core data transfer tools such as copy in ArcGIS Pro.

Upgrade a utility network

A utility network dataset must be upgraded to take advantage of new functionality by applying schema changes in the information model. The upgrade is dependent on the ArcGIS Pro client release version. To upgrade a utility network dataset, use the Upgrade Dataset tool. Before the upgrade is attempted, however, the following requirements must be met:

  • The geodatabase must be upgraded to the latest version.
  • An exclusive lock must be obtained, so services must be stopped to avoid attempts to edit the network.
  • The Dataset to upgrade value must be from a database connection established as the database utility network owner.

After the utility network dataset is upgraded, the utility network release can be viewed in the general section of the network properties.

To review the details of the upgrade operation, see Utility network upgrade history.