Export Survey to SHP / FGDB no longer shortens field names

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04-30-2021 09:08 AM
KevinMcCartney1
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After Survey data is synced to our Portal (Server), the field names of exported data have changed in length.

It used to be that export to file geodatabase would create a feature class that had the field names shortened, e.g. consultant instead of consultant_project_no. I believe it shortened the names to 10 characters. It's not clear to me what may have changed, but the field names are no longer shortened. Is there a configuration that can be edited to make the field names shortened again?

We have Enterprise 10.8.1 with the linked setup - we log in to Portal but do not host any Survey123 components there. We are running Survey on Android. 

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DavidPike
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There's a distinction between a shapefile and FGDB feature class.  Shapefile is limited to 10 characters whereas a feature lass in a FGDB has a field name max of 64.

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DavidPike
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There's a distinction between a shapefile and FGDB feature class.  Shapefile is limited to 10 characters whereas a feature lass in a FGDB has a field name max of 64.

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