Editing - Can I edit only attributes without displaying map?

Discussion created by cris11 on Dec 11, 2012
Latest reply on Jan 23, 2013 by amaynard
Is there a way to update the attributes, not geometry, without user clicking on map?
My service request system needs a lot of editing(follow up), I need an interface for users to just query that service request id, then
updates data. At this time we do not need map.

Currently, we can only edit by clicking on the feature layer, bring up infowindow, and applyedits. It is time-consuming and slow.
I am thinking about to query the SQLExpress database, but when I open the tables in SQLExpress, the data is not synchronized with the ArcMap data. 
I am stuck here. Who can help? Many Thanks.