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Problem: Unable to edit attribute tables in ArcGIS Pro

Description

When attempting to edit attribute tables in ArcGIS Pro, the attribute table is disabled or double-clicking a value in a field fails, preventing any edits to it.

Cause

The following are known causes for this issue:

  • The editing capabilities of the layer is not enabled in ArcGIS Pro.
  • The layer is corrupted or broken.
  • The user is not logged in to an ArcGIS Online organizational account in ArcGIS Pro.
  • The editing capabilities of the hosted feature layer is not enabled in ArcGIS Online.
  • The editing capabilities of the field in the attribute table is not enabled in the web map pop-up configuration.

Solution or Workaround

Depending on the cause, use one of the options below to resolve the issue.

Enable editing of the layer to edit the attribute table

In ArcGIS Pro, in the Contents pane, on the List By Editing tab, check the layer to enable editing. Refer to ArcGIS Pro: Specify which layers can be edited for more information.

Image of the Contents pane in ArcGIS Pro

Remove and re-add the layer

In ArcGIS Pro, remove the corrupted or broken layer, and re-add it to the map. Refer to ArcGIS Pro: Add data to a project for more information.

Ensure to log in to an ArcGIS Online organizational account in ArcGIS Pro

In ArcGIS Pro, log in to an ArcGIS Online organizational account to access or edit layers hosted in ArcGIS Online. Refer to ArcGIS Pro: Sign in to your organization for more information.

Enable the editing capabilities of the hosted feature layer

In ArcGIS Online, on the item details page, enable editing of the hosted feature layer. Refer to ArcGIS Online: Allow others to edit for more information.

Convert the feature layer to a geodatabase feature class to enable editing of the attribute table

In ArcGIS Pro, convert the feature layer to a geodatabase feature class to enable editing of the attribute table.

Note:
This workflow does not require enabling editing of the hosted feature layer in ArcGIS Online.
  1. In the Contents pane, browse to and right-click the layer.
  2. Click Data > Export Features. The Feature Class to Feature Class pane opens.
  3. In the Feature Class to Feature Class pane, on the Parameters tab, click the drop-down arrow, and select the non-editable layer for Input Features.
  4. For Output Location, select the location of the output feature layer.
  5. Specify a name for Output Feature Class, and click Run.
Image of the Feature Class to Feature Class pane

Configure the pop-up settings to enable editing of the locked field

In Map Viewer, configure the pop-up settings to enable editing of the locked field in the attribute table.

Note:
This workflow is only applicable for feature layers with editing enabled at the layer level.
  1. Log in to ArcGIS Online, navigate to Content > My Content.
  2. Browse to the hosted feature layer, click More Options , and select Open in Map Viewer.
  3. In the Contents pane, browse to the layer, and configure the pop-up settings to enable editing of the locked field in the attribute table. Refer to How To: Enable editing of a locked field in ArcGIS Online Map Viewer for more information.
  4. In the Contents pane, browse to the layer, click More Options, and select Save Layer.
Image of the Contents pane in ArcGIS Online Map Viewer
  1. In ArcGIS Pro, remove and re-add the layer to the map.
    1. In the Contents pane, browse to and right-click the layer, and select Remove.
    2. In the Catalog pane, on the Portal tab, click Menu, and select Refresh.
Image of the Catalog pane in ArcGIS Pro
  1. Browse to and right-click the layer, and select Add to Current Map.

The image below shows the field in the attribute table is editable in ArcGIS Pro.

Image of the attribute table in ArcGIS Pro

Related Information

Last Published: 1/11/2021

Article ID: 000024877

Software: ArcGIS Online 8.3 ArcGIS Pro 2.7, 2.6.3, 2.6.2, 2.6.1, 2.6, 2.5.2, 2.5.1, 2.5, 2.4.3, 2.4.2, 2.4.1, 2.4, 2.3.3, 2.3.2, 2.3.1, 2.3