Show Unsorted Field Names in ArcGIS Pro Delete Field Tool

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08-06-2020 03:01 PM
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LucasMurray2
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In ArcGIS Pro, the Delete Field tool displays field aliases, sorted in alphabetical order.  The problem is the tables I want to delete fields from have several autogenerated fields.  It's easy for me to pick out the autogenerated fields if I can see the field names listed in the same order they appear in the table.   However, using a sorted list of field aliases means I have to go through each value and pick out which ones were autogenerated (which I want to delete) vs which ones I created (which I want to keep).

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DrewFlater
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The Delete Field tool was changed in Pro 2.9 to use a list of checkboxes as the control, and the fields are ordered the same as the attribute table (controlled through the field order which can be set in the Fields view). 

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There is another idea about an application-wide setting to control display of field aliases vs. names: 
https://community.esri.com/t5/arcgis-pro-ideas/setting-to-disable-field-aliases/idi-p/1114493