Error: RESELECT for polygon features returns: Cannot open PAL file

Solution or Workaround

Using the RESELECT command on polygon features in ArcEdit or ArcPlot returns the message:

"Cannot open PAL file"


The coverage topology has been altered or edited in ArcEdit and has not been rebuilt.


Rebuild the topology by using the BUILD or CLEAN command.

Make sure that topology is present before displaying or querying the coverage.