Setting to disable field aliases

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11-05-2021 07:45 AM
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MarianneCardwell
New Contributor III

Add a setting to Pro (under "Table") to show field names instead of field aliases by default. It's tedious to change it manually for each table.

4 Comments
JoeBorgione

I've never been a fan of aliases!

AZendel

Please implement this, ESRI!  Case in point, I did a spatial join between two feature classes with some fields that have the same name. So the output table has NumSFR and NumSFR_1. The '_1' tips me off as two which feature class the field came from. 

These setting should be applied to:

  1. The 'attribute table' view
  2. The 'attributes' view 
  3. "Identify tool" (clicking a feature with the navigate tool)
  4.  Geoprocessing tools (Calcuate field, Merge, Append, etc)

It'd be ideal for people to specify this setting for each project, not all projects. But if it can only be one, I want the latter. 

MarianneCardwell

I agree with everything you suggested AZendel!

PegGronemeyer1

Thank you whoever submitted this!  I honestly thought I was losing my mind trying a simple merge...  why were there so many fields with the same name??    And why were the switch from alias to fieldname NOT staying.  Over 3 hours on a simple merge...  so back to ArcMap I go for the merge

I agree with OP in that I rarely use aliases and if so it is for other people who will see the data.