Copy and Paste Rows into Same Layer

05-25-2021 08:06 AM
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I am looking to copy and paste selected rows into the same feature class in ArcGIS Pro... I have tried to copy and paste but it won't work and paste special is always greyed out.

Is this a known bug or does anyone have a workaround? I am literally looking to just copy all selected features in a feature class and paste them back into it


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MVP Esteemed Contributor

Are you selecting the features in the map? (which is good)

or are you selecting features in the table? (this might be the dodgy issue)

... sort of retired...
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MVP Esteemed Contributor

Please ensure features from only a single layer is selected (no selection from other overlaying layers). You may turn other layers off as well while doing the selection.

A simple Copy-Paste (Edit tab) should work.

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Esri Regular Contributor

Its likely a focus issue.
make sure the map has focus that you wish to copy features from and to, otherwise Pro might think youre trying to copy/paste layers from the table of contents.

Focus a map by clicking on its tab such that it turns dark blue.