My copy of ArcMap 10 is acting pretty strangely. I have a shapefile and all I've done is added a new field as a FLOAT and for some reason all data in another one of my fields is being deleted! Does anyone know why this is happening?

Thanks, Alan!

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  • Does it happen again multiple times after restarting ArcMap? Have you tried using the Options menu in the Attribute table > Add Field instead of running a GP tool dialog? – Alex Tereshenkov Nov 25 '13 at 15:59
  • It's happened a few times after restarting, and it's also occurring with the Add Field option too – Alan Carr Nov 25 '13 at 16:03
  • And it is also occurring on a colleague, he has just linked me to this: support.esri.com/en/knowledgebase/techarticles/detail/41119 – Alan Carr Nov 25 '13 at 16:07
  • You have probably verified that, but out of curiousity - have you refreshed the Attribute table cache? (Options button > Reloac Cache) – Alex Tereshenkov Nov 25 '13 at 16:08
  • Yeah, I assume you are on the latest SP for 10.0? SP5 I think? – Alex Tereshenkov Nov 25 '13 at 16:09

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