Enabling editor tracking in ArcGIS Online fails for hosted feature services with large number of features.
Last Published: October 17, 2015ArcGIS Online
Bug ID Number
October 13, 2015
February 13, 2023
After review by the development team, it has been determined that this issue is related to a known limitation with the software that lies outside of Esri's control. The issue's Additional Information section may contain further explanation.
The default option do not work for big datasets, and the database operation times out. This is by design.
1. Open the attribute table feature class in ArcMap and add the following fields: CreationDate (use date as field type) Creator (string) EditorDate (Date) Editor (string) 2. From the Catalog window in ArcMap > right click on feature class > Properties 3. Enable editor tracking and select the corresponding four fields created above and save. 4. Publish the feature service and it should have editor tracking enabled on ArcGIS Online.