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The Domain check finds features that contain attribute values that do not comply with domain constraints. This includes numeric values that are greater than or less than those specified in a range domain and attribute values that are not found in a coded value domain.


The purpose of the Domain check is to identify range or coded value domain values outside the domain constraints. Attribute field domains can either be coded values or ranges. When a value is entered, especially if the field is a range field, the value may be greater or less than the allowed values. This is especially true if validation was not performed when attributes were edited. In addition, if data has been loaded from an external source, features may exist that violate both range and coded value domains.

Industry scenarios

  • In topographic mapping, elevation contours with invalid values in the domain-restricted Hypsography Portrayal Type (HQC) attribute impact cartographic production when symbolizing features.
  • In water utility management, incorrect values in the diameter properties of features such as water mains and lateral lines may impact the results of hydraulic modeling of the utility network.


ParameterRequired Explanation

Input Layers/Standalone Tables


The input feature layers or stand-alone tables evaluated by the rule.

Valid inputs for this rule type are feature layers and stand-alone tables. Click the Forward button Forward to apply filtering to specific features in the feature layer or specific rows in the stand-alone table.

Search Goal


The domain-constrained fields to be evaluated.

  • All Fields with Domains—Finds any attribute value that does not comply with an associated coded value or range domain.
  • Selected Fields with Domains—Finds only attribute values in the selected fields that do not comply with an associated coded value or range domain.

    Only domain-restricted fields common to all input layers/stand-alone tables are displayed.

    Common fields are fields that share the same field name and data type.

Null Value Check


Attribute values that are <Null> (no value) will be returned as an error.



Title property of the Reviewer result created when a noncompliant feature is found.

This information is used to support data quality requirement traceability, automated reporting, and corrective workflows.



Descriptive text of the Reviewer result created when noncompliant features are found.

This information is used to provide guidance to facilitate corrective workflows.



Severity of the Reviewer result created when noncompliant features are found.

This value indicates the importance of the Reviewer result relative to other results. Values range from 1 to 5, with 1 being the highest priority and 5 being the lowest.



Tag property of the Reviewer rule.

This information is used in rule authoring and management workflows to support traceability and reporting of data quality requirements.


  • When configuring filter parameters, care should be taken when using database-specific SQL functions that differ from those supported in your production environment. For more information, see SQL reference for query expressions used in ArcGIS.
  • Features or table objects that are assigned to a subtype are evaluated based on the domains defined by the subtype. For more information, see Introduction to subtypes.
  • Features or table objects assigned to an invalid subtype will not be evaluated by this check. It is recommended that you use the Subtype check to find features assigned to invalid subtypes and correct them before using this check.

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