I have a feature layer that is published to ArcGIS Online and being edited by users there. I am not able to enable "Track Edits" for this feature layer. Under the feature layer properties, when I click on "edit", check the "Track Edits" option and click save, the feature layer still shows Track Edits as being disabled.

I have previously been able to enable track edits for feature layers successfully but now it just won't enable. I've tried this on a couple feature layers and none of them allow me to enable track edits. Anyone out there experience this issue/know of a solution?

This screenshot shows where I enable "Track Edits" with a check mark.


This screenshot is what I see after clicking save on the previous image. Track Edits is disabled.


  • Have you enabled editor tracking on the feature in your database? – Geoffrey West Dec 4 '14 at 23:40
  • Its a shapefile that's published to a feature layer. I see nothing in the shapefile properties (if that's what you're referring to) that would enable editing. – Steve Dec 5 '14 at 14:44
  • I've added screenshots in the original question. – Steve Dec 5 '14 at 14:50
  • Did you ever figure it out? I am having the same issue. – Daniel LaFlash Apr 8 '15 at 23:09
  • I found out that a bug was causing my issue. support.esri.com/en/bugs/nimbus/TklNMTAyMjk1 – Steve Apr 9 '15 at 13:27

As commented by the asker (@Steve):

a bug was causing [the] issue. http://support.esri.com/en/bugs/nimbus/TklNMTAyMjk1

which says:

Bug NIM102295


If the editor tracking fields (Creation Date, Creator, Last Edit Date, Editor) are present in a hosted feature service, Track Edits cannot be enabled on the feature service in ArcGIS Online.

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