Alias cannot be saved?

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12-16-2020 04:22 PM
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hm_stella
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Hello all!


I am currently facing an issue related to use aliases in the attribute table. There are some filed created by Near Tool such as NEAR_FID, NEAR_DIST, NEAR_FROMX, etc.

I want to change aliases of those fields from, for example, NEAR_FID to NEAR_FID_Elem so that I could easily join tables without making any confusions. However, the problem is that I cannot save my alias! I changed the alias and it seemed to be adjusted, so I saved the edits. For some reasons, I removed from the table of contents and reload it from file geodatabase. When opening the attribute table after reloading, the changed alias got back to the original one!

I am wondering if this happens just for the fields generated by the geoprocessing like NEAR in this case, or it happens everytime I reload from the file geodatabase. 

Thank you!

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KenBuja
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When you change the aliases in your project, they are saved in the project, but will be forgotten if you remove the layer and add it again. If you want to make those changes permanent, you'll have to go into the geodatabase and change the aliases in there.

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DavidPike
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Are you doing this from the attribute table 'fields view' pane or via the catalog window (feature class properties -> source)? I know ArcMap was flakey with these.

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KenBuja
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When you change the aliases in your project, they are saved in the project, but will be forgotten if you remove the layer and add it again. If you want to make those changes permanent, you'll have to go into the geodatabase and change the aliases in there.

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