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Problem: The Add Field and Delete Field options are inactive in the table

Description

The Table Options in ArcMap include the options to add or delete fields from a table. In some situations, these options are inactive (grayed out).

Cause

Fields cannot be added or deleted during an edit session.

Solution or Workaround

Stop the edit session by clicking the Editor button and selecting Stop Editing. The Add Field and Delete Field options are now available.

Note:
In ArcView GIS 3.x the add and delete field options are available during the edit session.