Cannot delete field in ArcGIS 10

Discussion created by grouse on Jul 20, 2010
Latest reply on Mar 12, 2018 by joaomartins10
I find that today the ability to delete a field from a table no longer is working.  Yesterday I could do this.  I am not in an editing session when attempting to delete the field.  I can click on the field name at the top of the table, right-click and choose delete field and nothing happens.  I was able to successfully delete fields using the delete field tool in the toolbox.  Also the field is just in a shapefile, not in a featureclass in a geodatabase.  I'm not trying to delete FID or a field that would be required by ArcMap.

The only thing I can think of that is different today is I installed XTools 7.  I am wondering if because there is the ability to delete multiple fields in XTools, somehow XTools disabled the ability normally present in ArcMap.

Has anyone else experienced this problem.  I guess in the mean time I'll use the delete field tool in the toolbox.