ArcOnline; .CVS wont import: Duplicate Field Names Not Allowed () error

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11-02-2017 08:23 AM
Katie_RoseLevin
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Hi All,

I'm trying to import a .cvs datasheet and it just keeps giving me the above error. None of the field names are duplicate, they don't have any spaces or special characters. I also don't have any other layers in my content (I deleted them all). Any advice?

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Katie_RoseLevin
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Thanks for the suggestions! I thought that might be the case, so I went back and changed them all to ensure they are unique, without spaces or special characters. I finally got it to work by loading it through a map, instead of just trying to add it as a layer. Seems like a bug in the program.

Thanks again!

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RebeccaStrauch__GISP
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It's possible the fieldnames are truncating, and causing duplicates.  Do you have special characters or spaces in the row with your fieldnames?

Taku_RiverTlingit
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This is what worked for me - as soon as I changed the fieldnames to names that would be unique even if they were truncated, the error message about having duplicates didn't appear anymore.

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Katie_RoseLevin
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Thanks for the suggestions! I thought that might be the case, so I went back and changed them all to ensure they are unique, without spaces or special characters. I finally got it to work by loading it through a map, instead of just trying to add it as a layer. Seems like a bug in the program.

Thanks again!

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RebeccaStrauch__GISP
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Glad you got it to work. Remember to always mark helpful comments (if any) and one as correct (or "assumed answered" if it can't be answered) so the thread is closed. 

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Katie_RoseLevin
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Thank you! I did.

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waterquality
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I have faced with the same problem. When I changed the file encoding to Unicode and saved the original file as an unicode file, it works! It's might because my original file has Chinese charaters and English characters.

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