I am in trouble with the topology in a sde database.

I create a topology in a dataset from arccatalog, after managing to register it as aversion, I try to validate it from arccatalog, it tells me "The topology cannot be validated because it is registered as versioned.". If I don't register it as versioned I cannot start editing in arcmap. What should I do with the topology so that I can validate it and also start editing session.

I am using Arcmap 10.2 and sql server 2008 r2.

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I found what looks to be the solution to this from Thomas Brown at the old ArcGIS Discussion Forums:

Once a topology dataset is register as versioned, you must perform the validation within ArcMap while editing.

Simply add your topology to ArcMap (as the DEFAULT version or any other), add your topology toolbar, start editing and click the validate command.

Once the data is versioned, all modifications are required to take place within an edit operation.

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