View layer permissions for editing

On the Edit tab, in the Manage Edits group, Status Editing Status opens a dialog box that reports editing permissions and source information about the layers in your project. Next to a status message, a link to the related help topic appears as clickable Help icon Help.

Layers are organized by the following status:

  • Noneditable Exclamation Stop
  • Editable with warnings Warning
  • Editable Editable

By default, editing is automatically enabled for editable layers when you add them to a map or a scene. For steps to specify which layers can be edited, see Specify which layers can be edited.

View editing permissions

When you view the editing status for the layers in your project, you can expand a status, drill down to a workspace, and view information about its data source.

  1. On the Edit tab, in the Manage Edits group, click Status Editing Status.

    The Editing Status dialog box appears.

    Editing Status
  2. Click a map or scene.

    Status messages appear.

  3. Expand a status message and drill down to a workspace and its layers.
  4. If a Help icon Help appears next to a status message, click it to learn more about the message.
  5. To view source information, hover over a workspace or a layer.
  6. Click Close.

    The dialog box closes.

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