Enable Parcel Topology (Parcel)


Enables topology on a parcel fabric.

The tool adds the following to the parcel topology:

  • System-defined parcel rules and geodatabase topology rules
  • Parcel fabric feature classes

Once the parcel fabric topology is enabled, the parcel fabric can be validated to identify rule errors, and parcels can be built.

Learn more about the parcel fabric topology


  • On an enterprise geodatabase, the input parcel fabric must be from a database connection established as the database parcel fabric owner.

  • The connected ArcGIS Enterprise portal account must be the parcel fabric owner.

  • On an enterprise geodatabase, this tool should be executed when connected to the default version.

  • The parcel fabric topology should not be enabled when performing certain actions such as adding parcel types or performing batch calculations of attribute fields.

    Learn more about when the parcel fabric topology should be enabled and disabled.

  • The parcel fabric topology must be enabled before publishing a parcel fabric.

  • To disable the parcel fabric topology, run the Disable Parcel Topology tool.

  • For performance reasons, it is recommended that the parcel fabric topology be disabled before loading data into the parcel fabric.

  • To determine if a parcel topology is enabled on a parcel fabric, right-click the parcel fabric in the Catalog pane and click Properties to open the Parcel Fabric Properties dialog box. Expand Parcel Fabric to view the Topology Enabled property.


ParameterExplanationData Type

The parcel fabric for which the topology will be enabled. The input parcel fabric can be from a file geodatabase or an enterprise geodatabase.

Parcel Layer

Derived Output

NameExplanationData Type

The updated parcel fabric.

Parcel Fabric

Code sample

EnableParcelTopology example (Python window)

The following Python window script demonstrates how to use the EnableParcelTopology function in immediate mode.

import arcpy


This tool does not use any geoprocessing environments.

Licensing information

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

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