ArcGIS Desktop - Need to set Merge Rules in Spatial Join for 90 fields, is there a way to do this in bulk? Change default merge rule?

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02-15-2017 11:35 AM
MalekSraj
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I am trying to perform a spatial join that will aggregate about 90 fields using a SUM function.

In the Field Map I get the option to right click on each field and set the merge rule to SUM.

This would be extremely tedious for me to do, especially since I have to perform such a spatial join for 30+ layers.

Is there a way to change the "default" merge rule option to SUM instead of FIRST? How about change the field merge rules in bulk?

Below a screenshot of the fields in spatial join that I'm trying to aggregate, I would need to click through each of these and set the merge rule:

Spatial Join Fieldmaps that need a change in Merge Rules

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JayantaPoddar
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Have a look at fieldmap.mergeRule parameter in the Python Script in Spatial Join—Help | ArcGIS Desktop 



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JayantaPoddar
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Have a look at fieldmap.mergeRule parameter in the Python Script in Spatial Join—Help | ArcGIS Desktop 



Think Location
MalekSraj
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Thanks, isn't there a way to do it without ArcPy?

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DanPatterson_Retired
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The link Jayanta provided is for the spatial join tool in ArcToolbox... why not use it? He was pointing out the options and what they mean.