Is it possible to edit multiple shape file fields at one time?

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10-18-2017 07:12 PM
BrianChapman1
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I have several hundred shape files that have a field in the attribute table called "ELEVATION".  They need to all be edited to be camelcase like "Elevation", where the E is capitalized but the rest are lower case. 

Anyone know a way I can do this without importing and editing each shape file one at a time?


Thanks!

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DanPatterson_Retired
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Alter field .... but you would have to cycle through the files, check to see if the field exists and change it.

see code example 2

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DanPatterson_Retired
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Alter field .... but you would have to cycle through the files, check to see if the field exists and change it.

see code example 2

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BrianChapman1
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Thank you

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DanaNolan
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At least at 10.4.1, I have found that capitalization is ignored by Alter Field. Just tested it on a FGDB field. I would actually have to change some characters for it to do anything to the field name.

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