All network features in a utility network have an attribute called Association status. This attribute indicates the type of association a feature or object participates in, the role the network feature plays in the association relationship, and any properties that are set, for example, visible content. This attribute is used to control the visibility of associations in the map and to determine the valid association types for the selected feature or object in the Attributes pane .
The Association status attribute uses a system-provided coded value domain to store the association status attribute information. Both the Association status attribute and the coded value domain are system maintained and updated when an association between features is established, updated, or deleted, and when the visibility status for content is modified.
The following list includes the base association statuses:
- None—Network feature does not participate in an association.
- Container—Network feature is a container that has content, for example, a transformer bank with transformers inside it.
- Structure—Network feature is a structure that has other features or objects attached to it, for example, a pole (structure) with a fuse attached to it.
- Content—Network feature is content in a container.
- Attachment—Network feature is attached to a structural feature or object, for example, a fuse attached to a pole.
- Visible Content—Feature is content in a container but visible in a map view. The visible property for content features enables this.
- Connectivity—Network feature participates in a connectivity association with another feature or object.
Association Status Attribute Domain
The Association status attribute domain includes coded values and descriptions for all association status types. This includes the base association statuses and all combinations.
Content and Container
Content and Structure
Attachment and Container
Attachment and Structure
Attachment and Content
Attachment and Content and Container
Attachment and Content and Structure
Visible Content and Container
Visible Content and Structure
Visible Content and Attachment
Visible Content and Attachment and Container
Visible Content and Attachment and Structure
Connectivity and Container
Connectivity and Structure
Connectivity and Content
Connectivity and Content and Container
Connectivity and Content and Structure
Connectivity and Attachment
Connectivity and Attachment and Container
Connectivity and Attachment and Structure
Connectivity and Attachment and Content
Connectivity and Attachment and Content and Container
Connectivity and Attachment and Content and Structure
Connectivity and Visible Content
Connectivity and Visible Content and Container
Connectivity and Visible Content and Structure
Connectivity and Visible Content and Attachment
Connectivity and Visible Content and Attachment and Container
Connectivity and Visible Content and Attachment and Structure
The base association statuses are combined as a network feature is included in more than one association type and if the feature or object serves different roles in the association. See the following examples of network features that have an association status that includes more than one base association type or role:
- 5—Content and Container: A container (with content) that is contained in another container, for example, a junction box (with content) in a substation.
- 9—Attachment and Container: A container attached to a structural feature, for example, a transformer bank attached to a pole.
- 13—Attachment, Content, and Container: A container (with content) attached to a structural feature, all within another container. For example, a transformer bank (with a transformer in it) attached to a pole inside a substation boundary.
- 40—Connectivity and Attachment: A network feature is attached to a structural feature or object and participates in a connectivity association, for example, a transformer attached to a pole and connected to a fuse.