esri arcgis desktop 10.5.1 decimal precision in attribute table different than in the source dbf file

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10-13-2017 05:29 AM
TomHanley
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when I open an attribute table in ArcMap 10.5.1 the decimal precision is different than in the source dbf file. I see only 3 places when the dbf file has 6 places.

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DanPatterson_Retired
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You can right-click on the field and change the display... The display doesn't represent the precision/scale just how it appears.

http://desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/latest/manage-data/tables/formatting-numeric-fields-in-tables.ht...

TomHanley
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DanPatterson_Retired
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speechless?

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TomHanley
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My dbf file in excel

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DanPatterson_Retired
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click on the .... after the number format line.  All the precision and scale is showing is the actual numeric format, not how it will show

TomHanley
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Ah! That wasn't very obvious... Thx so much!

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TomHanley
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I tried pasting that image but I guess it had to be done thru insert image only...sorry

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FrancescaGonzalez
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I recommend working with FGDB, the problem is solved

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