Why does exporting to GDB export fewer attributes than exporting to SHP?

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04-05-2018 06:01 AM
LR
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Exporting (Export > Export Selected Shapes) models to shp adds settings from the rules as attributes, while exporting to GDB adds only barebone information (start rule + rule file). Why?

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RobertBorchert
Frequent Contributor III

What specific tool are you using and method?  it should not do that if you do it the right way. I have worked with thousands of shape files and have never seen this.

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LR
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There's no tool, just the export option under File. As for the GDB export, there's a single checkbox for the object attributes, not much you can do wrong there.

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RobertBorchert
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OK where are you doing this?

In ArcMap under file there is no Export option. There is a Export Map option.

In ArcCatalog there is no export option under File

Use the Tool Feature Class to Geodatabase (multiple). 

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LR
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This is the CityEngine section, so CityEngine 

CherylLau
Esri Regular Contributor

Exporting to GDB does not export rule attributes.  You need to write reports in cga that report the values of the desired rule attributes in order to have this data in the GDB.

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LR
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It doesn't, but why? Seems inconsistent. Adding reporting does work but also always adds summary fields which I need to remove again.

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