I am using ArcGIS 10.6 for county-level land record management. I am using the Local Government Model and am working in an area that needs a lot of redrafting / addition of lots, ROWs, etc.
While I am in parcel editor, when I click on many of these parcels they have no functions available. When I right click, every option is greyed out except "Copy" -- I cannot merge, duplicate, construct by parent, delete -- nothing. When clicked on I can see and edit the attributes, but that's about it. What is going on? How can I fix my parcels?
Please make sure:
1. You are in an editing session (editing toolbar --> Start editing)
2. The selected parcel(s) is associated to a valid plan. You can open the parcel attributes and view the PlanID, then make sure that PlanID exists in the Plan table (as an ObjectID)
can you see the parcel in the attribute table? i've run into this problem a few times and these are the causes that i can recall:
I can see the attribute table, and the parcel does have a shape.STarea() and shape.STlength() (see below).
Someone else mentioned the plan...but I don't see a PlanID in my attribute table and am unable to open the parcel.
to see the PlanID:
you should be able to see the PlanID field after that. it's easier to select your problem parcel and a couple of other properly responding parcels adjacent to (preferably ones abutting the problem parcel) and then using the "show selected records" option on the attribute table to narrow down what you're looking at.
if all of those PlanIDs match, something else is wrong.
i've done this before in the past to figure out what the heck is wrong with my parcels before as well:
in the catalog:
I did as you said - selected four parcels (two properly working and two not working). The two working ones have plans 1 and 276; the two nonworking ones have the same plan of 1493. I don't know what the numbers correspond to but I will try changing them.
(Is there a way to tell what these plan numbers mean? I'm still pretty new to the Local Government model and haven't worked with Plans before).
This is helpful so far, thank you!
Hi Anna (again)
Editing the Plan ID to match one of the working parcel Plan IDs worked! This has been bugging me for weeks - THANK YOU!
(I still don't understand why...but I'll figure that out next )
the plans correspond to a table in the parcel fabric where you can store record information. i use it to store subdivision and plat recording numbers, dates, notes about surveys, bizarre problems, just helpful information for the future.
if you're not the only person working on your parcel fabric, it could have been changed that way. if the parcels were imported from another parcel fabric, it might have retained the old PlanID that doesn't correspond to anything on your table.
like i maintain a "scratch" fabric to sketch out subdivisions and surveys. it's a stop-gap solution to help me really visualize where everything goes without affecting my production data. i'll import those parcels using the save as XML/append file options in the parcel editor menu. if that's a workflow that ya'll use it could have easily occurred there.