Define Attribute values from selected Domain

06-11-2020 08:51 AM
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We build Feature Classes by creating Attributes and adding Domains.  We set the various values and the Domain needs to be compatible.

I would like to see the ability of a Domain to define the values of the attribute


You create a new Attribute.  You give it a name and alias

Then you select the Domain that is desired

The Domain then sets

Data Type

Allow NULL

Number Format




Such that these values are made to fit the needs of the Domain. 

To take it a step further. 

You want to create a new Feature Class or Table

Open a dialog to create the FC or Table

Select the Domains you want included.  Each time you select one it prompts you for a name and alias.  Then you can also select the same Domain again if it is being used for a different attribute

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I'm running AGP 2.6.3. Related to this idea of leveraging domains …. when creating a new file GDB FC and adding fields for the first time, it appears the functionality to select a pre-created domain to assign to a field has been removed. Instead, the user must right-click the newly created FC > Design > Fields > then select the domain to assign the desired field. It would improve efficiency to return the ability to assign an existing domain to a new field as it is being created.AssignDomainToNewField.jpg