Alphabetical order of the subtype in ArcGIS Pro Attribute Table

Idea created by SeBenZa on Feb 14, 2019
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    • mvolz47
    • Hornbydd
    • duncam2
    • analyse@geo
    • SeBenZa
    • geo@geo

    Enhancement request: Alphabetical order of the subtype in ArcGIS Pro Attribute Table (as in ArcMap 10.5.1)

     

    In ArcMap subtypes are in alphabetical order, based on subtype description in the Attribute Table, however in ArcGIS Pro subtypes are sorted based on the subtype code in the Attribute Table (see screenshot).

     

    Because of this the process of changing a subtype in a long list is a confusing user experience in ArcGIS Pro resulting in a slow workflow.

     

    This behavior is identified in a FGDB using ArcGIS Pro 2.3.

     

    An example FGDB is appended to this idea. Here the subtypes is clearly listed out of alphabetical order in ArcGIS Pro.

     

    If the subtypes are sorted in alphabetical order when added to the FGDB via an arcpy script, ArcMap 10.5.1 will show the list in alphabetical order (See attached FGDB and script).

     

    Alphabetical order of the subtype in ArcGIS Pro Attribute Table