Combining separate files (shapefiles or gdb) into one large file

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04-19-2019 11:12 AM
SiranErysian2
New Contributor III

What is the best way to combine several files into one large file? I have point files in a number of geodatabases I used in Arc GIS on-line and want to combine them into one single file. There are photo attachments with each and I would like those to persist. The only think I can think of is the Append function.  All the files  have the same field names. Anyone know of any other method? I ultimately want to use this file in a Web Mapping application.

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JakeSkinner
Esri Esteemed Contributor

If you are working with shapefiles or feature classes, you can use the Merge tool to do this.  This will maintain the attachments.

SiranErysian2
New Contributor III

Thank you. I will give this a try as soon as I finish preparing all the separate files.

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SiranErysian2
New Contributor III

Jake,

Having trouble with the merge tool. It is telling me that 'the collection contains multiple Global ID fields' which I cannot delete. I turned them off in all of the layers but am still getting the error. Any suggestions?

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