Unable to delete fields.

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09-18-2021 02:01 PM
ajkelsey
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It looks like some things have changed since the last time I wanted to delete fields form an attribute table. I used "add join" to add a csv table to a feature class. I wish to remove what I have added to try something different. However, I can't seem to get it to work. If I use the "delete field" tool, it only shows fields that were original to the feature class. I then tried to delete the fields from the attribute table, but no action is taken when I select the field and click delete.

 

ArcGIS Pro 2.8.3

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DavidPike
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The joined field shouldn't be part of your feature class and isn't able to be removed by delete field management.

Use Remove Join (Data Management)—ArcGIS Pro | Documentation 

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DanPatterson
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use Join Field (Data Management)—ArcGIS Pro | Documentation

you can specify which fields to carry over during the join


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DavidPike
MVP Frequent Contributor

The joined field shouldn't be part of your feature class and isn't able to be removed by delete field management.

Use Remove Join (Data Management)—ArcGIS Pro | Documentation 

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DanPatterson
MVP Esteemed Contributor

use Join Field (Data Management)—ArcGIS Pro | Documentation

you can specify which fields to carry over during the join


... sort of retired...

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PrimaliWeerasinghe1
New Contributor II
I guess since adding a field through the editor we have to do the same
while deleting.
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