Dropping a Field on Archive Enabled Dataset

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11-09-2016 02:21 AM
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Hello, I am testing a scenario where if I drop a field on Archive enabled dataset it also deletes the same field on Archive table. But I wanted to preserve that field and its data on Archive table. Is it possible ?

I would not likely to disable archiving before deleting a field and re-enable it again as dropping a field can be done anytime and by anyone who is not aware of Archiving.

Also, is it possible to use the same archive table again after re-enabling Archive for same dataset ?

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No, once you have disabled Archiving on the data, you cannot use the old Archive table while re-enabling Archiving again. Enhancements have been logged for this functionality.

NIM050307 - Option to attach the old archive table (_h) back to the original feature class on re-enabling archiving

The only option seems to be taking a separate backup of the History Table before you delete any field.

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New Contributor III

Thanks Asrujit, did you get any update on logged case NIM050307 ?

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Not really. For an update you will need to contact Esri Technical Support or your local Esri Distributor.

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