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Error: General function failure (_FeatureClass) - Syntax error in query expression

Error Message

This error occurs when adding a new feature to a feature class in a personal geodatabase in ArcMap:

Create: An unexpexted failure occured
General function failure (_FeatureClass)
Syntax error in query expression '(OBJECTID IN (6) ) AND (_FeatureClass.OBJECTID NOT IN (SELECT OBJECTID FROM DELTA _FeatureClass ) )'.

Cause

The feature class has a leading underscore (_) in its name. This causes queries used for inserting new features to fail.

Solution or Workaround

Rename your feature class so it doesn't have an underscore as the leading character.