Losing attribute data and points when merging

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10-01-2013 12:15 PM
SteveYork
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I have several feature classes I'm trying to merge together. I have done this several times and get some thing different every time. I was looking the attributes and some have been changed to 0,merged into the same column, or just not there. I am working in Arc10 but one of my co-workers is working in 9.3 and is havin gthe same trouble.
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MatthewPayne
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Steve,

Are you setting anything in the Field Map section of the Merge tool, such as Merge Rule, etc.?  Also, are you getting the same issues with other/similar data?

Matt
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SteveYork
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Steve,

Are you setting anything in the Field Map section of the Merge tool, such as Merge Rule, etc.?  Also, are you getting the same issues with other/similar data?

Matt


Matt,
No I haven't set anything in the field map. What I'm trying to merge is GPS points. My co-worker is having the same problem with lines(water line). I hope this made sense.
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MelanieSummers
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Hi Steve,

Do you see the same behavior when using the append tool?

Best,
Melanie S.
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SteveYork
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Hi Steve,

Do you see the same behavior when using the append tool?

Best,
Melanie S.


I haven't tried the append tool, I'll try it and let you know how it goes. Thank you for your input.
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SteveYork
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Melanie,
I used the append tool and it did work better, but I still have points that didn't show up. What i mean by better is the data was there for all the ones that came in.
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