Unable to delete fields in ArcCatalog 10.6.1

04-02-2019 07:00 AM
New Contributor

Hi, I am wondering if anyone else has run into and resolved the same issue. I am running ArcCatalog 10.6.1 and looking to manage fields for some feature classes and shapefiles. Going into the feature class properties and Fields tab I am able to see all of the fields and add new fields, but cannot delete any. There is not even a grayed out option anywhere, it just appears as if there is no option to delete fields. This occurs in feature classes in versioned databases, local file geodatabases, and shapefiles in a folder.

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MVP Regular Contributor

Click on the field and hit the Delete button on your keyboard.

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Occasional Contributor III

In the Data Management geoprocessing toolbox, there is a Fields/delete field tool, which is much easier to use and which will give you errors in the Results tab if it cannot run for some reason.

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