Cannot delete Feature Class, after having un-registered as versioned. The item does not have a definition.

12-02-2019 05:51 AM
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On our ArcGIS 10.7.1, we tried to unregister a Feature Class as not longer versioned. After this was done, we are unable to open the Feature Class:

The item does not have a definition

We are also not able to re-register the Feature Class as versioned, again:

Cannot register as versioned

Our database is a Microsoft SQL Server 2016 SP2.

We also tried to delete the Feature Class, which gave the below error:

Cannot delete. The item does not have a definition.

Any idea, of how we can get this Feature Class removed, so we can re-create it?

I have tried the following:

  • Diagnose Version Metadata
  • Diagnose Table Versions

None of these found any errors.

EDIT: The table still exists in the SQL server, and we can get the data using SQL queries. But we get the error from ArcMap/ESRI tools.

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