Drag and drop for re-ordering variables in Extract Multi Values to Points - ArcGIS Pro

03-23-2018 03:56 AM
Status: Open
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New Contributor II

In ArcGIS desktop the Extract Multi Values to Points tool allows the user to re-order the variables by dragging and dropping.

In ArcGIS Pro this tool is much more stable, but inconvenient to use for large numbers or variables where the variable order needs to be changed e.g. to keep the same types of variables together. Re-ordering is possible, although well hidden (right click to the LHS of the variable and then click again to move up or down), but only allows the variable to move up or down one row at a time. Even when working with a modest amount of 10 or so variables that need re-ordering this results in the need for very many clicks. 

A drag and drop solution, like that in ArcGIS desktop would be far easier, quicker and more intuitive to use. Please consider bringing back this functionality.

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Status changed to: Open

This development was attempted, but caused problems with focus and drag and drop of other elements on a geoprocessing tool. Commands to move up and down are available by right clicking the handle for each value/row in the list, so drag and drop will not be attempted for now. 

I reviewed the Extract Multi Values to Points tool in ArcMap, and the multi value control used on that tool also only supports use of up and down arrows to move items, there is no drag and drop.