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Edit tables

If you have privileges to edit a feature or table layer, you can edit attributes in these layers. If the layer also has attachments enabled, you can add related photos and files to the table.

Tip:

Layer owners and organization administrators manage editing and attachment settings for feature and table layers. They can also perform bulk editing operations, such as calculating field values and appending data, and they can alter the attribute table by adding or deleting fields.

Edit attributes and related records

If a feature layer is editable, its attribute table is always editable. If you have privileges to edit the layer, you can edit or delete the attributes in the layer's attribute table and in any related tables. Owners and administrators of a layer manage how others can edit the layer and its attributes. If the layer is editable, data curators and members of shared access groups can edit or delete attributes.

If the layer has related records, those attributes can also be edited by users with the correct privileges. You will see these related records represented as columns with italicized headers on the right side of the table.

Tip:

To create a feature layer that contains related records, you must publish the layer from ArcGIS Pro or ArcMap.

Edit values in a table

Follow these steps to edit values in a table in Map Viewer:

  1. Add the feature or table layer to Map Viewer and open its attribute table.
  2. Click inside the cell that contains the value you want to edit.
    • If the attribute field is configured to provide a valid list of values, choose the correct value from the drop-down list. To delete a value, choose -empty- from the list.
    • If no list is configured, type a new value in the cell or remove the value to delete it.
  3. Press Enter to save your changes.

Edit values in a related table

Follow these steps to edit values in a related table:

  1. Add the feature or table layer to Map Viewer and open its attribute table.
  2. Find the attribute for which you want to edit a related value and open the related table by clicking Show inside the cell of the related column. Be sure you click the cell for the row you want to edit.

    Columns from related tables appear on the right side of the table and have italicized headers. You may need to scroll to the right to see the column you need.

  3. When the related table opens, the related value is selected. Click inside the cell in the related table and type a new value, or remove the value if you want to delete it.
  4. Due to space limitations, you will see a limited number of columns from the related table. To see additional columns, use the drop-down arrow at the top of the related table to choose a different column.
  5. Press Enter to save your changes in the related table.
  6. To close the related table, click the Close button (X) at the far right of the table.

Add related photos and files

Feature and table layers can include related photos or other files as attachments, which you can view from the attribute table. If you have privileges to edit the layer, you can attach related photos and files to records in the table.

Follow these steps to add related photos and files:

  1. Add the feature or table layer to Map Viewer and open its attribute table.
  2. Scroll to the far right of the table to access the Photos and Files column.
  3. Click Add in the cell for the row to which you want to attach a photo or file.
  4. Click Choose File, browse to the file you want to attach, and click Open.
  5. Click Upload.
  6. When you see the message Upload Successful!, close the Photos and Files dialog box.

Supported attachment formats

The following file formats are supported as attachments: 7Z, AIF, AVI, BMP, DOC, DOCX, DOT, ECW, EMF, EPA, GIF, GML, GTAR, GZ, IMG, J2K, JP2, JPC, JPE, JPEG, JPF, JPG, JSON, MDB, MID, MOV, MP2, MP3, MP4, MPA, MPE, MPEG, MPG, MPV2, PDF, PNG, PPT, PPTX, PS, PSD, QT, RA, RAM, RAW, RMI, SID, TAR, TGZ, TIF, TIFF, TXT, VRML, WAV, WMA, WMF, WPS, XLS, XLSX, XLT, XML, and ZIP.