I have been trying to associate/insert images in an attribute table. I have created a field called pictures and data type is Raster. ( I have used this resource video to do the task)

Once I load the picture in the attribute table, every thing is ok. I can see the picture in the attribute table. But once I want to save the edits, I am getting this error: unable to save edits operation attempted on empty geometry.

ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 (Advanced), Windows 8

  • What type of geodatabase are you using? The video seems to use a Personal Geodatabase stored in Access. Have you tried using Attachments in a File Geodatabase? I know they work well.
    – PolyGeo
    Oct 13, 2013 at 10:23
  • Thanks PolyGeo for taking the time to respond. yes i am using File Geodatabase. Not personal Geodatabase. If i get you well, File Geodatabase also works with using attachments right?
    – MKJ
    Oct 13, 2013 at 15:50

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I recommend that you investigate (and use) Attachments with your File Geodatabase(s) instead of the method from that video that seems to be using Personal Geodatabases.


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