Is there a geoprocessing tool that literally appends one table (or columns) to the end of another? ESRI does something similar in their 'Symmetrical Difference' tool. See below for an example.
I know I could do this with a Python for loop and the 'Add Field' function, but that seems costly. I was hoping there was a geoprocessing tool that could do it for me.
Thanks for any help!
Thanks for the reply, Jeff. I could Add Fields, but I already have data formatted and indexed in a table. So, ideally I would just add the entire table/data/columns to an existing table. I can't do a join because the two datasets are not related in any way.
Or is the new table empty? If so, you could just join them using a field of a common type (text, integer, float) and that would give you the empty columns tacked on at the end of the original columns then export that joined layer to another feature class.
I am a bit confused. If the two datasets are not related in any way, how will you know you are successfully adding the data in the new columns to the data in the original columns? The screenshot you share has all NULLs for the right-hand columns, are you just wanting to add columns or add columns that already have data. If the latter, it gets back to my original question unless randomly mixing data between two data sets is OK.
I'm trying to accomplish what the Symmetrical Difference tool outputs, which is two tables merged to one. The left hand side of the table contains attributes from Table A and the right hand columns are Null or 0. Where there is no attributes to have for Table A, the right hand side of the table contains attributes from Table B while the left hand side of the table will be Null or 0.
I hope that's not too confusing.