Cannot copy/paste buffer to feature class.

06-08-2016 02:11 PM
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I have a small polygon that I need to buffer.  I can create the buffer just fine, but I want to be able to copy it into an existing feature class.  For some reason I cannot do this.  I have tried starting an edit session, select the buffer and do a copy/paste and that seems to work until I stop editing, then it disappears.  During the edit session, I can edit into the attribute table, but when I stop editing it goes away.  I have also tried append, and the geoprocessing message says that it completed successfully, but it is not there.  I have appended buffers of a point to this feature class, so I know it should work.  Any ideas on fixing this would be appreciated.

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MVP Legendary Contributor

And the coordinate systems are the same? Did you try to see if a record was added to the table or zoom to full extent to ensure that it was in fact, not there?