I have a problem, moving polygon features from one layer into another layer while keeping attribute values. Some of the attribute fields have identical names others have the name changed:
Attribute_A -> Attribute_A
Attribute_B -> Attribute_C
Attribute_C -> Attribute_D
If I just copy and paste the polygon features, only the attribute values of the matching attribute names are copied, others are not copied to the new polygon layer. If I use "spatial attribute mapping" its a LOT of work, as I have about 1000 features. If I use "Spatial Join", I get another layer (e.g. polygon3) and its a lot of work to identify and specify which attribute values should be assigned to which new attributes.
Is there a simple way to copy all features including their geomerties from polygon1-layer with attributes A, B, C into an existing (but empty) polygon2 layer with attributes A, C, D where A1 = A2, B1 = C2 and C1 = D2 values should be copied/moved?
I hope my explanation is more or less understandable 🙂 Thanks for your help!
Follow some simple steps.
1. Generate unique id in both the polygons.
2. Copy polygon fearures B to polygon A
3. Now export polygon B table as a CSV
4. Join attributes based on unique id which you were generated previpusly
5. Delete unwanted table columns if something is there.
Hope this works