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Error: The property values cannot be changed. The operation was attempted on an empty geometry

Error Message

When trying to update a field in the attribute table, the following error message is displayed:

"Attribute Update
The property values cannot be changed.
The operation was attempted on an empty geometry."

Cause

Edits that have been made to the feature class have corrupted the relationship between the feature class and feature-linked annotation.

Solution or Workaround

Remove the relationship class that makes the annotation feature-linked and work with standard annotation.

  1. Delete all relationship classes that relate to the feature class that is experiencing the error.
  2. Compact the personal geodatabase.