The feature could not be moved

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

Selecting, then moving, an end junction returns the error:

"The feature could not be moved"
"The requested feature could not be located"

A second error message can also appear:
"The feature(s) could not be moved"
"The network feature does not have an associated network element"
"FDO Error -11"


Copying/Pasting a geometric network to ArcSDE for DB2 can corrupt connectivity.

FLIP and TRIM are also causing an error to occur.

Solution or Workaround

The size of the network will dictate which work-around should be used. For small networks, #2 can be used. However, for larger networks #1 should be used because the time it takes to delete network elements and rebuild connectivity for large datasets is impractical.

  1. Drop and rebuild the network after copying/pasting.
  2. Delete the network elements from all the features with invalid connectivity using the Delete Network Elements sample on ArcObjects Online. The link for ArcObjects Online is in the Related Information section.
  3. Next, use the Rebuild Connectivity tool (search for Rebuild Connectivity in the ArcGIS Desktop Help) to establish correct connectivity.

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