Can't edit by clicking in table cell after using Calculate Field

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08-07-2018 01:34 PM
New Contributor III

I have a fairly large table that needs various edits. I am using ArcGIS Pro 2.1.2 and the data is in a File Geodatabase. The table is a standalone table, not a spatial layer.

In some cases, the same action needs to be done on multiple rows, in which case, using Calculate Field is obviously the best option. However, there are many rows where individual typos or text formatting needs to be fixed. In those cases it makes more sense to just click on the individual cells to make the corrections rather than using Calculate Field over and over to fix a single row each time. (This is unfortunately far more frustrating than in ArcMap because of the way ArcGIS Pro insists on resizing columns and losing your place in the table, but setting that aside...)

The issue is that if after I use Calculate Field, I am no longer able to edit in individual cells (double clicking on the cell has no effect). The only way I have been able to restore the functionality is to close ArcGIS Pro and reopen the project. This is extremely frustrating and time consuming.

I also notice that after I use Calculate Field, the 'Save' button in the 'Edit' tab is not activated so I can't save the edits but if Pro crashes, the edits are still lost.

The problem occurs even though I have only made edits to the one table and have it set as the only editable layer. Closing the 'Calculate Field' Tool also does not help.

Is there something I'm missing here? Is there a way to force Pro to save the edits and 'unlock' the cell editing ability without having to close and reopen the application?

Thanks for any suggestions!

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New Contributor III

Thanks Michael,

You are right; as you suggested, I upgraded to 2.2.1 and I can no longer reproduce the problem.

Feeling a bit sheepish now... especially about the tantrum.... glad you couldn't see that

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