To delete a feature from the map and from your dataset, use the Delete Feature tool on the Feature Properties button dropdown list. ArcPad edits the original, or source, shapefile or AXF file; it does not operate on a copy of the file. Once a change has been committed, you cannot undo it.
When a feature is deleted, ArcPad converts the feature to a null shape and then subsequently ignores the null shape.
- Select the feature using one of the methods described earlier in this chapter.
- Tap the drop-down arrow below the Feature Properties button to display the
- Tap Delete Feature.
- Tap Yes to confirm that you really want to delete the selected feature.
The selected feature is deleted.Tip:
Packing shapefiles: In order to pack a shapefile, or permanently delete the features, use the Utilities>Pack Shapefile utility located under the Tools dropdown menu on the Main toolbar. In order to successfully pack your shapefile and remove the null shapes, there must be sufficient free memory on your mobile device for ArcPad.Tip:
Deleting features using the Delete key: You can also press the Delete key on your keyboard—or Soft Input Panel on a pen-based computer— to delete the selected feature.