Using Arc 10.4.1, I have joined a geodatabase feature class table to a standalone geodatabase attribute table. This is a many:1 join (standalone attribute table:feature class). After making the join, I need to do a series of queries on the standalone attribute table, then calculate a field in the feature class table. Because of this many:1 situation, I am forced to join the feature class table to the standalone attribute table, rather than joining the standalone attribute table to the feature class table.
However, when I try to change values in the joined (feature class) table, the field calculator is greyed out. Sure enough, the Arc Help documentation states:
"You can only calculate values for fields in the origin table."
But I could swear that I've successfully used the field calculator on a joined table in the past (Arc 9.x, methinks).
Is there a way to create calculations on joined fields?