Configure Phase Designation

To configure Phase Designation for use in your geodatabase, follow these steps:

  1. Add the following field model names to the Electric Field Model Name domain. If you are using the sample data, this field model name may already exist in that domain.

    DUCTID
    PHASEDESIGNATIONCM or PHASEDESIGNATION
    ULSTEXTFIELD

  2. Create the phase designation domain that corresponds with the model name. ArcFM requires that a phase be represented with one character. The domain description of a three-phase conductor has three letters or numbers (e.g., ABC or 123). However, the coded domain values must be single digits.
    NOTE: These domains contain the coded values that represent the phase or phase combinations of conductors. If you list a Phase with multiple characters (e.g., AB), then each individual character must be represented in the domain as well (e.g., A, B). Listing a multi-character value (ABC) without entering rows for each individual character (A, B, C) will cause errors.
    • If you're using the PHASEDESIGNATIONCM model name, you will need to create the "Phase Designation CM" domain. This domain must be spelled exactly as shown and have a data type of long integer.

    • If you're using the PHASEDESIGNATION model name, create the Phase Designation domain (Data Type=long integer). The Phase Designation domain contains coded values that represent the phase or phase combinations of conductors. The Minerville sample database uses integers 1 through 7 to describe the combination of phases as shown below:

    Phase

    Coded Value

    C

    1

    B

    2

    BC

    3

    A

    4

    AC

    5

    AB

    6

    ABC

    7

  3. Create the following field on all Conductor (Cable) feature classes:

    Field Name

    Data Type

    Domain

    PhaseDesignation

    long integer

    Phase Designation

  4. Create the following field on the Duct Definition object class.

    Field Name

    Data Type

    DuctID

    text

  5. Assign the following field model names (field: field model name).

    Conductor (Cable) feature classes

    • PhaseDesignation: PHASEDESIGNATIONCM or PHASEDESIGNATION, ULSTEXTFIELD

      Note: Conduit Manager looks first for the PHASEDESIGNATIONCM field model name. If it isn't found, it looks for the PHASEDESIGNATION field model name.

      Duct Definition object class

    • DuctID: DUCTID

  6. This is an optional step, but highly recommended. Use the XML Import/Export tool to export your geodatabase into an XML file. Export all properties available in the ArcFM XML Export tool. Keep this file as a backup. If necessary, you may use the XML Import/Export tool to import this file into your geodatabase.
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