Field Aliases and Template from shapefile

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10-13-2016 08:06 AM
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I have a couple of question that I want to discuss about.

1. I'd like to clean up the field aliases especially when I do made the joined tables. These sometimes can cause problems when you need to do many joins later on.  I googled it but could not find in depth information..

2. I have an existed shapefile that needed to be clean up and has all the field I need. Is there a way that can I copy the template from that existed shapefile. This is what I am planning to do is copy and paste the newly polygons from the existed shapefile because that shapefile needs a new information that I will be doing some table joined from an excel file. What is the best way to do that ?  I recalled there was one that can be done in Geodatabase ? 

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For 2, if by template you mean schema, there is a way to do this in a geodatabase.  See here : Exporting a geodatabase schema to an XML workspace document—ArcGIS Help | ArcGIS for Desktop.

Then, you can import the XML document to a database and load data into it. 

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That work however it is best to use Import XML Workspace Document and change it to Schema  Only as an export Options and this is what I wanted !

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