Problem: Unable to move features when editing a feature service in ArcGIS Online
When editing an existing feature in the ArcGIS Online Map Viewer it is not possible to move a point or the vertices of the feature, even when full editing control is enabled.
This is expected behavior in ArcGIS Online. Feature services that have m-values enabled do not allow editing of the geometry of existing features. It is possible to add, delete, and edit the attributes of m-value enabled features, however the features cannot be moved spatially.
Solution or Workaround
To edit the geometry of a feature service in ArcGIS Online, m-values must be disabled in the service properties. To remove m-values from an existing feature service, the source data should be altered and the service republished or overwritten.
- In ArcMap run the Feature Class to Feature Class tool, using the Environment Setting for Output has M Values set to disabled. This copies the features to a new feature class in a file geodatabase. Refer to the following workflow for more details: How To: Remove Z- and/or M-values from a feature class.
- Once the m-values have been removed from the source data, republish or overwrite the existing service so that users can move the points.
Note: To edit geometry for existing features in the layer, the layer owner must move the data with m-values to a separate layer (which can be in the same service).
- ArcGIS Online Help: Troubleshoot: I can't edit the geometry of a feature in an editable feature layer
- ArcGIS Server Help: Author feature services