I am trying to create point features in a template geodatabase. I am adding the features to a feature class in an edit session. When I save the edits all of the features I just created dissapear and there are no attributes in the attribute table for that feature class. Any thoughts as to why this Is?

I checked the properties, and the feature class I am editing has no extent but it is in a geographic coordinate system and the data frame is projected. Could this be the problem and if so how do i fix it?

  • Have you got a definition query in your layer properties? What storage type is your template geodatabase? (personal, file, enterprise) – Michael Stimson Jun 26 '18 at 0:17
  • The template is a file geodatabase. No definition query. – McMatt Jun 26 '18 at 1:07
  • Are you editing outside the domain of the feature class? When you say it has no extent what is in the domain (ArcCatalog properties, Domain, Resolution and Tolerance tab), what's in the Feature Extent tab?. – Michael Stimson Jun 26 '18 at 1:27
  • The feature extent tab for the feature class in question is all zeros. In my template, all the feature classes without extents have no features in them yet. The feature classes that have extents have features that I usually add through GPS data that I collect. There is a domain in the domain, resolution, and tolerance tab that is the same as my other feature classes. – McMatt Jun 26 '18 at 11:14
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    Guess what? Because the feature I was trying to add was a multipoint feature I had to double click. Wow. Thanks for your help. I can't believe I overlooked that! – McMatt Jun 26 '18 at 11:48

You could check to see if somehow they get sent to feature exclusion, that happened to me recently. Go to that layer's Properties > Display > Feature Exlusion at the bottom.

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Restore all worked for me. Not sure if this is exactly your issue given the attribute part as well, but I thought it was worth mentioning.


I had a similar issue with my edits disappearing after I selected "Save Edits" in the editor toolbar. The fix I found was as follows: before I selected "Save Edits" I exposed the context menu (by right-clicking inside of the data frame) and selecting "Finish Sketch". After I selected finish sketch, I could save my edits without the newly created points disappearing. Hope this helps.

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