Rack

This object is required in order to add a PatchPanel to a PatchLocation. This object describes the thing that the patch panel is mounted to or sitting on. Examples include Racks, Frames, Cabinets and Shelves.

Attributes:

Field Name

Field Type

Required field?

Description

Name

text

No

This is the unique name that the organization gives to the rack. A field that contains a unique name is required by Connection Manager. If an organization does not name its racks and does not have unique names, the ObjectID field for racks can be configured as the unique name through model names.

RackType

text

No

This field stores the type of structure that holds patch panels and equipment, such as racks, frames, cabinets and shelves. The Fiber Patch Panel Rack Type domain is assigned to this field.

InstallationType

text

No

This field specifies the location of the rack. It gives an indication as to whether this rack is wall mounted or not. There is no specific functionality tied to this field, so it can be deleted or the number of domain values expanded, depending on the needs of the organization. The Fiber Patch Panel Rack Installation domain is assigned to this field.

LocationType

text

No

This is a domain-driven field for describing the location of the splice. This can be as specific or broad as needed, but it should cover all possible examples of location types for an organization. The Fiber Patch Panel Rack Location domain is assigned to this field.

AvailableUnits

long integer

No

This field can be used to store the number of unit values that are available within a rack or frame.

IMPORTANT:
  • Schneider Electric cautions against building a rack space management system because GIS would not easily support it. Instead, you may want to associate CAD drawings with the Patch Location or Rack objects.

  • This field is a prime candidate for deletion. If you do not delete it, you assume the responsibility of maintaining the values for each rack.

  • One of the short comings of this field is that it does not identify the number of contiguous units within a rack. This field crosses the realm into space management within a rack, but it does not go as far as it could.

AvailableUnitsUpdateDate

date

No

This is the date that the AvailableUnits field was last updated. This helps a user determine the currency of the information.

GlobalID

GlobalID

Yes

This field contains a unique number (GUID) that is generated and maintained by ArcGIS. This value is used for all relationships in the ArcFM data model and is required for Fiber Manager to function properly.

FiberParent

GUID

Yes

This field contains the GlobalID of the parent object to the current object.

ThisFiberClassModelName

text

Yes

This field stores the class model name assigned to the feature class on which the field resides. It is used in conjunction with the FiberParentClassModelName field to determine the GlobalID that will be placed in the FiberParent field.

FiberParentClassModelName

text

Yes

This field stores the class model name assigned to the feature class that is the parent of the class on which the field resides. It is used in conjunction with the ThisFiberClassModelName field to determine the GlobalID that will be placed in the FiberParent field.

FiberChildClassModelName

text

Yes

This field stores the class model name of a child object to the object on which the field resides.

Common Fields:

  • CreationUser

  • CreationDate

  • LastUser

  • DateModified

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