How to alter field name for feature class with subtype?

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03-12-2017 05:07 AM
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 I would like to change a field name called "type" to a different name because it is making errors when I'm joining the feature class. 

The feature class has a very long subtype list with dozens of domain assigned to different fields. I can not alter the field name for some reason, probably because the subtypes. 

Any ides how can I do that's?

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you have this posted in the ArcGIS Online place... was that a oversight? or are you trying to do this in ArcMap?

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In arcmap

Thanks

Daniel

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I would move it to a more suitable location like.... Managing Data‌ and share with Geodatabase ... I don't have moderator privs on this place

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Defining feature class properties—ArcGIS Help | ArcGIS for Desktop 

The following fields cannot be renamed:

  • ObjectID and GlobalID fields
  • Any Shape-related field; Shape, shape length, shape area
  • The enabled, ancillary role or network weight fields of a network feature class
  • Representation fields
  • Fields in a feature class participating in a Network Dataset, Terrain, or Cadastral Fabric
  • Fields used for Editor Tracking
  • Relationship Class Primary Key and Foreign Key fields
  • The Subtype field
  • Raster fields
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There is a solution but only in ArcPro. Follow this link. Add a new Long field and the tool will insert all the "Old/wrong" subtype field to the new corrected name subtype field. 

Thanks all for your reply. 

Daniel Gluck

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The challenge is to rename the field name that's holding all the subtypes.

Thanks anyway

Daniel Gluck

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