Attributtable change data type is not possible

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02-22-2021 01:34 AM
A_n_d_r_e_a
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Dear Community,

i want to change my data type for example into dates...but it is not possible because if i click on the properties there is no field tap. Why not? Ive got two standalone tables and a Feature Class in a File Geodatabase and i want to connect them but i need a different data type.

My Version 10.8.1

Thanks forward!

Greetings,

Andrea

 

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DanPatterson
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You can't alter a field's properties once there is data in the table, you have to add a new field and calculate values in the new format from values in the old column.

 


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A_n_d_r_e_a
New Contributor III

Hey Dan,

you are always my salvation :)

Thats what i also try yesterday than it works, but i thought that there is maybe also an option in the properties because its written also here

https://desktop.arcgis.com/de/arcmap/10.3/manage-data/geodatabases/modifying-field-properties.htm

But thanks!

Greetings,

Andrea

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DanPatterson
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You can't alter a field's properties once there is data in the table, you have to add a new field and calculate values in the new format from values in the old column.

 


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A_n_d_r_e_a
New Contributor III

Hey Dan,

you are always my salvation :)

Thats what i also try yesterday than it works, but i thought that there is maybe also an option in the properties because its written also here

https://desktop.arcgis.com/de/arcmap/10.3/manage-data/geodatabases/modifying-field-properties.htm

But thanks!

Greetings,

Andrea

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DanPatterson
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not sure if I saved you since you seem to have answered your own question ;)


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