Failed to add the rule to the geometric network. The connectivity rule is invalid/malformed.

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

When adding connectivity rules to a geometric network, the following error is returned:

"Failed to add the rule to the geometric network
The connectivity rule is invalid/malformed
The subtype code does not exist. [feature class name]"


The error is caused by trying to add more than 64 junction subtypes to a particular edge-edge connectivity rule.

This error results from a known issue in ArcGIS.

Solution or Workaround

There is no workaround for this issue.

Install the ArcGIS 9.3.1 SP2 QIP Geodatabase Patch for 9.3.1 or use ArcGIS 10.1 SP1.

Article ID:000011580

  • ArcMap

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