Why is there no Check Box that makes a field automatically update its values? For example, I frequently deal with tables that have an Area field. It will be in Acres for example. If you're doing UTM, the field will have been calculated using a conversion from square meters to acres. As of now...you have to continuously and manually re-calculate the Field. It's easy to forget to do this if you just change one record's geometry.
This idea has been merged with Add the ability to add dynamic calculated field with formula based on other fields.
Am I missing something, or is this not possible? If not...ESRI can you add a Check Box that automatically updates values of Fields when a record changes? When you are in the Field Calculator or Calculate Geometry dialogue, it can remember WHAT you were calculating so that it re-calculates the field the exact same way. For example if you enter an expression in Field Calculator, ArcGIS will remember this expression and re-calculate it automatically when changes occur to the geometry. Of course, this could also apply to other fields and types of changes.
Also, why doesn't a Field store the way it was calculated? There should be an option to remember the Expression used to calculate a field, or the method used to calculate it if Calculate Geometry was used. (Or is this stored somewhere?)
If these features are present and I missed them and someone can post where they are in comments, thank you in advance! :)