Feature with illegal user-ID of $HIDDEN found in

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

When trying to CHECKIN or LOAD data into ArcStorm, the following error is returned:

"Feature with illegal user-ID of $HIDDEN found in <local_cover>"


$HIDDEN or -999999999 is a User-ID value reserved for arcs and nodes that form tile boundaries.

Solution or Workaround

Follow the steps below to assign new $ID values.

  1. Query for features where $ID = $HIDDEN.

    Arcedit: select all

    Arcedit: list $id $hidden
    Record $ID $HIDDEN
    1 47 -999999999
    2 45 -999999999
    3 -999999999 -999999999
    4 32 -999999999
    5 400 -999999999
    6 53 -999999999

    Arcedit: select $id = $hidden
    1 element(s) now selected

    Arcedit: list $id $hidden
    Record $ID $HIDDEN
    3 -999999999 -999999999

  2. Assign new $ID values to these features.

    Arcedit: calculate $id = $recno

    Arcedit: list $id $hidden
    Record $ID $HIDDEN
    7 3 -999999999

    Arcedit: save

  3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for all feature classes in the coverage being loaded or checked in.

Article ID:000006814

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