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I am using ArcGIS 10.2.

Does anyone know how I can allow editors to select features and update attributes of an ArcSDE feature class but prevent accidental edits (shifts/deletions) to the geometry?

I have tried making the SHAPE field read-only (via field properties in attribute table) but I was still able to move/delete cells.

I asked here about the "Editable" property for fields, which I had seen in ArcDiagrammer and Enterprise Architect, but you can see Vince's response below.

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  • Two yrs ago I noticed a field property called "Editable" in ArcGIS Diagrammer, and moved on. The same "ArcGIS-specific property" can be seen in Sparx Enterprise Architect, using their ArcGIS Workspace Model, at 8:19 here: [youtube.com/watch?v=r9FdJpqDr9I][2] Of course, this doesn't mean it will work. Or work on the Shape field. I will test it when I have an hour to spare. Meanwhile, if anyone has already looked into this I would appreciate any advice or warnings. [1]: maps.esri.com/Diagrammer/userguide.pdf [2]: youtube.com/watch?v=r9FdJpqDr9I – AMurray Jan 21 '16 at 15:21
  • Please use the edit button beneath your question to revise it with any requested clarifications. – PolyGeo Jan 21 '16 at 22:36
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As commented initially by @Vince:

I've never heard of this, so I think you're going to need to provide a link to what you read. The only way I'd try to implement this is with a trigger that always fails if the geometry is changed. This would not be a supported behavior for geodatabases.

and in another comment responding to yours:

That Editable flag isn't a user-configurable property. It's only there because OIDs and rowids aren't editable.

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