Feature Class to Feature Class tool in Model Builder truncates field names

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05-25-2012 11:59 AM
StuartBlumberg
New Contributor II
When I use the tool "Feature Class to Feature Class" in Model Builder it truncates the long field names.  Is there a way to prevent this?  Thanks.
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StuartBlumberg
New Contributor II
Figured it out, need to save it to a Personal Geodatabase to avoid truncating.
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curtvprice
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Figured it out, need to save it to a Personal Geodatabase to avoid truncating.


Yes, shapefiles are weak. Here's a good discussion of that in the Arc 10 help, for the good of the thread:

Geoprocessing considerations for shapefile output

Also, another issue with truncated field names is whether output names are prefixed from a join:

Qualified Field Names (Environment Setting)
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