Create Parcel Fabric (Parcel)


Creates a parcel fabric and its associated datasets. The parcel fabric is created in a feature dataset that resides in a file or an enterprise geodatabase.

The parcel fabric is created as a controller dataset that controls the following datasets:

  • Parcel fabric topology
  • Records feature class
  • Connections feature class
  • Points feature class

Parcels are added to the parcel fabric as parcel types. Use the Add Parcel Type tool to add parcel types to the parcel fabric. The Connections, Points and parcel type feature classes participate in the parcel fabric topology.

Learn more about the parcel fabric


  • In an enterprise geodatabase, the parcel fabric is published and edited as a feature service.

    An active ArcGIS Enterprise portal must be set in the project, and the credentials used to sign in should have the minimum privileges of the Creator user type. This user account will be saved in the parcel fabric properties and verified when publishing or performing administrative tasks on the parcel fabric.

  • Only one parcel fabric can be created in a feature dataset.

  • The parcel fabric cannot be owned by the following:

    • Operating system-authenticated users
    • Database or geodatabase administrator accounts

  • In an enterprise geodatabase, this tool must be executed on the default version.

  • The default configuration keyword will be used for the output parcel fabric.


CreateParcelFabric(target_dataset, name)
ParameterExplanationData Type

The feature dataset in which the parcel fabric and related schema will be created. The feature dataset can reside in a file or an enterprise geodatabase.

Feature Dataset

The name of the parcel fabric that will be created. Associated datasets will be prefixed with the parcel fabric name.


Derived Output

NameExplanationData Type

The new parcel fabric.

Parcel Fabric

Code sample

CreateParcelFabric example (Python window)

The following Python window script demonstrates how to create a parcel fabric in a feature dataset in immediate mode.

import arcpy
                                "County Fabric")


This tool does not use any geoprocessing environments.

Licensing information

  • Basic: No
  • Standard: Yes
  • Advanced: Yes

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