[UW-GIS-L] Field order in feature classes
Cale David Berkey
cale at u.washington.edu
Wed Mar 30 21:50:03 PST 2005
I suppose this doesn't need to be said, but after using your field reordering tool, you could re-import the output shapefile to the geodatabase...
Since field order doesn't matter to the geodatabase, though, you might want to ask yourself why it is necessary to have the fields in a particular order. ArcMap can't permanently reorder the arrangement of fields in the base table, but it does allow you to display them in particular ways, including turning attribute visibility on or off, etc., so maybe that gets you where you want to go...?
..:: Cale Berkey ::..
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On Wed, 30 Mar 2005, A. Sheikh wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> This seems like it should be a straight forward process then it is but:
> Is there a method to permanently reorder attribute fields in a feature class
> (within a geodatabase) in ArcGIS 9.0? The freeze/unfreeze moving of columns
> within the tables seems not to make the changes permanently.
> I've found a tool on the ESRI forums that lets you reorder, but it outputs it
> into a shapefile only, not a feature class which is what I want.
> The other alternative that I have used in the past, is to create new fields in
> the order I want them, copy the values from the old fields, and then delete the
> old fields. But this seems a bit clunky (and time consuming for the number of
> feature classes I am working with).
> Thanks much!
> Amir J. Sheikh
> Puget Sound River History Project
> University of Washington
> Department of Earth & Space Sciences, Box 351310
> Seattle WA 98195 - 1310
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