I've created in ArcCatalog a Spatial Database Connection to an PostgreSQL database server. I've imported there all my data (from a local hard drive) and now I want to edit them. But apparently I cannot build a geometric network, neither a topology in my Feature Dataset.

The error message is like this:

"Cannot create geometric network. The selected feature dataset does not contain any feature classes which can participate in a new geometric network"


This usually happens when you have either a topology or a geometric network, but I have neither.

I use postgreSQL 8.3 / ArcGIS 10.0 / ArcSDE for PostgreSQL 10

  • Is it because I don't have PostGIS?
    – Ligia
    Jun 6, 2012 at 12:02
  • Installed PostGIS meanwhile
    – Ligia
    Jun 6, 2012 at 13:17

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Apparently the problem is the fact that I imported my data from my local drive. Somehow the imported data is still connected to the place from where I've imported the data and prevents me from creating a geometric network here. The solution would be to create the data all over again, but this would take ages. So? how can I solve this import thing and be able to create a geometric network in the same time?


Check if the featureclasses are not registered as version.

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    Hi! Thanks for helping to answer a question on this site. It would be helpful if you could add some more detail on how you do this and what it means for Ligia. Apr 3, 2013 at 14:09

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