Hi - We have an automated process of creating feature class after joining the mutliple tables. During the process, we also rename the field names (I perform this using Make Feature Layer), however in 10.2, I noticed that when the field name are changed, it does not change the alias name automatically. This is a problem for us because when the user views the layer in arcmap it shows the field alias name instead of field name. Is there a tool to change the fields aliases name in the model builder or python script as well? Or is there any other work around so the alias name will match with field name?
If you are using the 10.2.1, you can use the new Alter Field tool.
Hurray!! We've been asking for this functionality since 8.0 (c. 2000). Can't wait to try it out.
A companion to the Convert Coordinate Notation tool, which we were asking for back in the Workstation days (1980s).
(Note Jake, we civilians just got access to the 10.2.1 download less than 24 hours ago.)
Without 10.2.1, there is no out of the box functionality -- but one could write a Python script to change the schema generating field mappings and running the Merge_management tool with a custom field mapping. This would have the advantage of doing all the fields at once, where I'm assuming Alter Field only alters one field at a time.