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FAQ: Can geometric network features participate in composite relationship classes with one another?

Question

Can geometric network features participate in composite relationship classes with one another?

Answer

Yes, however, features that are connected to one another should not participate in a composite relationship with each other.

By definition, network features have topological relationships with each other. If two network features connected to each other also participate in a composite relationship, editing those features is problematic. This is because moving a network feature communicates messages to its connected network features so they also move. If those features are messaged a second time through the composite relationship the edit operation fails. There are no operation failures during composite relationships between network features that are not connected with each other.