Configure Feeder Manager 2.0 From Scratch

Follow the steps in this section if you have no existing Feeder Manager configuration and want to configure your database for Feeder Manager 2.0. We strongly recommend this approach to new clients.

Step 1: Prepare Database and Create Domains

Step 2: Configure Voltage Codes and Operating Voltage

Step 3: Create Feature Classes

Step 4: Create CircuitSource Table and Relationship

Step 5: Create CircuitSourceID Table

Step 6: Assign Model Names

Step 7: Initialize Trace Weights

Step 8: Build the Geometric Network

Step 9: Assign Autoupdaters

Step 10: Turn on Feeder Manager 2.0

Step 11: Define Ultimate Sources

Step 12: Define Subsources

IMPORTANT:  There are also a number of optional steps to enhance Feeder Manager 2.0:
  • Feeder Manager 2.0 Field Visibility: When Feeder Manager 2.0 is enabled, certain fields are not visible in certain places.
  • Find Feeder Tool Statistics: The data presented in the Stats tab of the Find Feeder tool depends on the proper configuration of your database. Explore this topic if your Find Feeder tool isn't displaying what you expect.
  • Microsoft Esent and local storage: Microsoft Esent supports the local storage mechanism of Feeder Manager 2.0. There are a variety of registry key values that you can use to adjust the way Esent works with Feeder Manager 2.0.
  • Validation Rules: Feeder Manager 2.0 contains a variety of new validation rules you can assign to ensure the correctness of your data (such as QA/QC and Editing Features).
  • Feeder Manager 2.0 data on ArcFM Server: With a pair of Esri patches, ArcFM Server supports viewing (but not editing) Feeder Manager 2.0 data.
  • Field Order: Determine where FM 2.0 fields appear in the list of an electric geometric network feature's attributes.
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