How can I change the name of the fields?

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05-02-2011 10:49 PM
JavierGonzalo
New Contributor
Hi,

I'm sphanis, so apologize in advange for my bad inglish.

I've several tables and I would like to change the name of the file by other name. I would like to do it on model builder. I try it with import squeme table, but I can't.

Thanks.
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TimothyHales
Esri Notable Contributor
You cannot rename the fields. You can however use the Feature Class to Feature Class tool and specify the new names in the Field Map section of the tool.
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JavierGonzalo
New Contributor
Thank you.

Finely I used the append tool but on model buider the field map parameter doesn't work in list value way.

Can you help me? Tkank you in advange.
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ChrisDonohue__GISP
MVP Frequent Contributor

A possibility - If you have ArcGIS 10.2 (or later), there is a handy new tool that allows one to change field names of an existing feature class.

Alter Field (Data Management)

http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.2/index.html#//001700000198000000

As always when working with field names, be careful that you adhere to naming conventions and consider what effects the naming will have on downstream uses.

Chris Donohue, GISP