While in editing mode of an already existing layer, the "add feature" button is not enabled. However, it is possible to add a circular feature, move feature, etc.

What can I do to have the button enabled again?

  • are you working with shapefiles or a database layer? – LaughU Feb 15 '18 at 13:17
  • with a shapefile, I also have other shapefiles in that project but no problem with those, so it seems to come from the shp itself – Anouk Feb 15 '18 at 13:18
  • Would be useful add some screenshots – aldo_tapia Feb 15 '18 at 13:32
  • of properties of layer? – Anouk Feb 15 '18 at 13:40
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    Make sure that you have permission to edit the layer's source file. In Windows, go to the source file, right click on file > Security tab > Permissions. If shapefile, check this for every component (.dbf, .shp, etc.). Also note that some layer types cannot be edited if the layer is filtered. – csk Feb 15 '18 at 17:04

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