The feature could not be moved. The junction has invalid geometry

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

When moving a feature participating in a geometric network during an edit session, an error is returned displaying the following message.

The feature could not be moved. The junction has invalid geometry.


This error displays as a result of one of the following reasons:

  • Some of the features have invalid geometry. To identify invalid features, use the Verify Network Feature Geometry tool [O-Image] in the Geometric Network Editing toolbar.
  • There is a connectivity problem between some features. To identify connectivity problems in the network, use the Verify Connectivity tool [O-Image].
    The Verify Network Feature Geometry and Verify Connectivity tool require an ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced or Standard license.
    For more information on identifying and repairing connectivity and geometry problems in a geometric network, refer to the following ArcGIS Web Help topic: About Verify Network tools and commands.
  • There is a composite relationship class between features. Network features connected to each other that also participate in a composite relationship can cause conflicting movements of the features during editing. For more information on geometric network features participating in composite relationship classes, refer to the following knowledgebase article: Can geometric network features participate in composite relationship classes with one another?

Solution or Workaround

Depending on the cause of the error, the steps to resolve the issue are different:
  • If there is invalid geometry, remove the invalid feature and recreate the feature.
  • If there is a connectivity problem between the features, repair and rebuild the connectivity in the network by using the Repair Connectivity [O-Image] and Rebuild Connectivity tools [O-Image]. For more information on repairing network connectivity, refer to the following ArcGIS Web Help topic: About repairing network connectivity.
  • If the features participate in a composite relationship, delete the relationship class before attempting to move the feature. Features can be recreated with simple relationship classes, if desired. For more information on how to delete a relationship class, refer to the following ArcGIS Web Help topic: Deleting a relationship class in the Catalog tree.

Article ID:000012884

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