Loading Data in ArcGIS Pro

Idea created by eulessdave on Mar 24, 2015
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    One of the best ways to load data currently is with the Simple Data Loader. It allows you to set up a query to load only a specific set of data from the source file, and also allows you to load into a subtype. Even better, it loets you do a complete field mapping from the source data to the target data so that even if the field names aren't the same youcan still load the data. The only problem is that this tool can't be called in a script or model so you can't really automate the process.

    Currently ArcGIS Pro doesn't have the simple data loader implemented. But instead of using that, why not add a query option to the Append tool. It already has the option to set up a field map and to load directly into a subtype. If a query option were added, this tool could then be used in scripts and models to automate loading processes. Then it wouldn't be necessary to even add the Simple Data Loader to ArcGIS Pro.