Message: Edits made to this layer cannot be undone

This message is displayed on the Editing Status dialog box.


The following editing scenarios can cause this error:

  • Editing nonversioned feature data stored in an enterprise geodatabase
  • Editing the default version of branch versioned feature data that is published with version management enabled


Other actions, such as a changed layer property or a deleted feature template, continue to be recorded and can be undone.


If you are editing nonversioned feature data, you can do one of the following:

  • Register the feature data as versioned.
  • Publish the feature data as web layers and edit the feature service.

If you are editing the default version against a branch versioned service, create a branch version and edit that version. After making your edits, you can record and post the changes back to the default version.

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