Field Name Length in Enterprise GDB (SQL Server)

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01-04-2016 11:02 PM
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Occasional Contributor II

When I copy a feature class from file GDB to SQL Server enterprise GDB, some fields (their names contain more than 33 characters) are trimmed in the enterprise GDB.

What is the allowed field name length in enterprise GDB? Can I change it?

Thank you in advance,

Hani

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Esri Esteemed Contributor

Hi Hani,

Unfortunately, field names are limited to 31 characters for SQL Server geodatabases:

Enterprise geodatabase size and name limits—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop

However, the field alias can be greater than 31 characters.

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Esri Esteemed Contributor

Hi Hani,

Unfortunately, field names are limited to 31 characters for SQL Server geodatabases:

Enterprise geodatabase size and name limits—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop

However, the field alias can be greater than 31 characters.

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Occasional Contributor II

Many Thanks for the Clarification Jake

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New Contributor II

Has there been any development on this limitation?

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MVP Esteemed Contributor

There hasn't been, and I don't expect there will be for a while longer.  See the accepted answer on https://community.esri.com/thread/81043 for a bit more information.

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