As consultants within the ESRI Electric, Gas, and Water utility space, we often work with clients using the Telvent ArcFM™ extension for ArcGIS. One of the foundational elements of ArcFM™ is the AutoUpdater (AU) which allows a customer to configure a module of custom code to fire as a triggered event on any GIS table event - onCreate, onUpdate, onDelete, onSplit, etc. AU’s are great - they capture the username of the last editor, the last update date, can automatically set additional fields based on spatial location or other attributes, or can do just about anything else you might imagine on a triggered event. However, we have consistently run into a request from clients that want to perform a mass update on a set of records within ArcGIS without the AU’s firing. Our initial response is usually that they can temporarily un-configure the AU within ArcCatalog but many users don’t like that option for a variety of reasons we won’t get into here. Our second recommendation is that they execute a few simple lines of VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) code which will disable the AU’s within the current edit session within ArcMap. This request has come through often enough that we believe this script will prove to be useful to more users in the community.