Reorder Fields in a File Geodatabase via model builder

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08-17-2011 11:20 AM
MarkVolz
Regular Contributor
Hello,

Is there a way to permanently reorder fields in a file geodatabase via model builder?

Thanks
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JoelCalhoun
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You can add, remove, or reorder fields using Feature Class to Feature Class within modelbuilder.

http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#//001200000020000000.htm
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MarkVolz
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Joel,

Thank you for the reply.  Feature Class to Feature Class seems to work if the schema of the data will always be the same.  I found that if a client wants different variables, or variables ordered in a certain way I had to create a whole new feature class to feature class as we cannot reorder fields once they are in the model.  Therefore, in cases where the schema changes, it was recommended that I use a template table and append the new data to the template, which I think is a little frustrating.
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