Feature corrupt in File Geodatabase after deleting or adding new attribute field to a feature class.

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03-16-2020 07:48 AM
AiminGong
New Contributor II

I  experienced this  problem with ArcMap/ArcCatalog 10.6.1 many times. Deleting or adding  new attribute field  to a feature class (using ArcMap or ArcCatalog) in File Geodatabase will make all the  data in this feature class corrupt (all data disappeared, the feature class become  invalid ), this happened  many times. It seems some fields names (even if they are reasonable names) are not acceptable by ArcCatalog, but I do not understand why the data corrupt and disappeared. Anyone knows what happened and any workarounds? 

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Robert_LeClair
Esri Frequent Contributor

Aimin - I'd recommend you run the Recover File Geodatabase geoprocessing tool to see if you can recover the feature class that's having issues.  What is the result?