Some of my layers in Field Maps have the error message:

Synch is not enabled.

When, in AGOL, I "show item details" for the layer, and click "Settings" there is no checkbox for "Enable Sync (required for offline use and collaboration)." For other layers I can find this checkbox.

What is wrong with the layers that lack it and how can I fix it?

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    What can you tell us about one layer that you cannot sync? It’s data source is what I’d look at first.
    – PolyGeo
    Oct 30, 2021 at 1:39
  • Do you see the enable editing option in the settings? Did you try making it public first? Oct 30, 2021 at 8:12

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I exported the shapefile data, repaired the geometry in ArcMap, uploaded it to AGOL and that seems to have fixed it.

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