Unable to edit data in related tables with the Attribute Editor in ArcMap


Cannot edit data in the related table using the Attribute Editor after setting up a relate in ArcMap.


Data with relates cannot be edited using the Attribute Editor.

Solution or Workaround

There are two possible solutions.

  • If the data belongs to the same geodatabase, create a relationship class.

    For more information on creating relationship classes, see ArcGIS Desktop Help > Contents > Working with geodatabases > Defining relationship classes.

    Relationship Classes can only be created with ArcEditor and ArcInfo licenses.

  • Select a record in the Table Window. Find and update related records by clicking Options > Related Tables in the Table Window. This command will open the related table if it is added to ArcMap and will allow for selection of records in related tables.
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Article ID:000002963

  • ArcMap 9 x
  • ArcMap 8 x

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