Create Parcel Records (Parcel)


Creates parcel records for the input parcel fabric features using a record name field. Parcel records are created and added to the parcel fabric Records feature class. The parcel record polygons will match the cumulative geometry of all parcel polygons associated with them.

The Records feature class stores information about the legal parcel record such as the record date and record type. In the parcel fabric, parcel features are associated with the record that created and retired them (made historic).

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  • The input Record Field must exist in the input parcel feature's attribute table and must contain record names that correspond with their associated parcel features.

  • The tool creates parcel records and generates record geometry based on the commutative geometry of all the associated parcel features.

  • The tool updates the Created By Record field of the parcel features with the global IDs of the new records.

  • The tool updates the Parcel Count field on the Records feature class with the number of parcels that are associated to each record created.

  • If records already exist, they will not be duplicated; however, the record geometries will be updated to match the geometries of the parcel features used in the latest execution of the tool.

  • Records are only created for and assigned to the input parcel features, for example, to polygons. To assign records to connected parcel features such as points and lines, run the Build Parcel Fabric tool.

  • On an enterprise geodatabase, the data must be unversioned or versioned as Traditional type.


CreateParcelRecords(in_parcel_features, record_field)
ParameterExplanationData Type

The input parcel features that will be used to create parcel records.

The input parcel features can be from a parcel fabric in a file geodatabase or an enterprise geodatabase.

Feature Layer

The attribute field that will be used to create parcel records. The attribute field must be a text field and must be populated with parcel record names.


Derived Output

NameExplanationData Type

The updated Records feature class.

Feature Class

The updated parcel fabric.

Parcel Fabric

Code sample

CreateParcelRecords example (Python window)

The following Python window script demonstrates how to use the CreateParcelRecords function in immediate mode. The script creates parcel records for Lot parcel type features (in the Parcels feature dataset) using the RecordName field.

import arcpy
arcpy.parcel.CreateParcelRecords(r'c:\Data\Database.gdb\Parcels\Lot', 'RecordName')


This tool does not use any geoprocessing environments.

Licensing information

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

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