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Why are the Save and Discard edit buttons disabled in the default version of a branched versioned dataset?

Last Published: April 25, 2020


When working with branch versioned data, if edits are performed directly on the Default version of the geodatabase, the Save and Discard edit buttons are disabled by default. This is because edits made on the Default version cannot be undone.

Image of the ArcGIS Pro Save and Discard edits button being grayed out

Both buttons remain disabled even if the option to automatically save edits is not enabled.

Image of the automatically saved edits button

As the Default version is the ancestor of every other version in a geodatabase, and usually represents the published version, it is essential to protect it by setting the access level to Protected. This will prevent accidental alterations or corruption of the Default version. Refer to ArcGIS Pro: Protect the default version for more information.

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