I'm creating some new layers from scratch. ArcMap at work runs painfully slowly, so I created blank shapefiles in ArcCatalog and uploaded them to AGOL so I could use the feature templates to create them there. Not because I cared about the template but because as far as I can tell there is no way to simply create a layer from scratch in AGOL. But that's another issue.
So, the key thing to remember here is there are NO features and the only field is ID. Yet, when I add them to a map to edit, I get the aggravating "was not drawn completely because it has too many features to draw. Try zooming in to a smaller area." error. Some of them I was able to create anyway and just accept not being able to see them in the editable map and have to go back and forth to the non-editable version to verify if they were drawing well (although I could at least see their outlines by selecting them from the attribute table).
I don't like any of that. But I can live with it. What I can't live with are the last two features which won't let me even begin to draw them because every time I double click it just vanishes!
So, how can a hosted feature made from a shapefile with no features and no vertices be too big to draw?!