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Cannot edit .dbf table with 10.1

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01-25-2013 05:22 AM
EricMcPhee
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I am trying to simply edit a .dbf table in ArcMap. Here are the steps that I am trying:
1. Add the .dbf table to my map
2. Right click on the Table, go to Edit Features > Start editing
3. Open the table in ArcMap
4. Select some records

At this point the I would expect the "Delete Selected" button on the table to be active, but it is not. The only way that I can delete records from a .dbf table at this point is to use the  "Delete Rows" tool (ArcToolbox > Data Management Tools > Table > Delete Rows).

This seems like an extra, unnecessary step. Why can I no longer edit a .dbf table like I could at 10.0???
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MelanieSummers
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Hi Eric,

This is a known bug in 10.1 but should be fixed in 10.1 sp 2. The current workaround is to use the Delete Rows tool found at ArcToolbox > Data Management Tools > Table > Delete Rows, as you have been doing.


Best,

Melanie S.

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MelanieSummers
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Hi Eric,

This is a known bug in 10.1 but should be fixed in 10.1 sp 2. The current workaround is to use the Delete Rows tool found at ArcToolbox > Data Management Tools > Table > Delete Rows, as you have been doing.


Best,

Melanie S.
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EricMcPhee
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Melanie-
Thanks for the response. Patiently awaiting service pack 2.
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