Enable smarter field mapping in Append tool

Idea created by ksjosh82 on Jul 9, 2014
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    • enile
    • 1_rdklein
    • rgrichards
    • WakePing
    • ksjosh82
    • mping
    I woud really like to see the Field mapping section of the Append tool have more logic.  I regularly import from GPS to my SDE.  I cant get the schema to match up perfectly (program that exports the shapefile limits the field name length) so I did an append, every time I have to tell it that INSTALLDAT is the same as INSTALLDATE.  Why can't it figure some of this out on its own?