Transfer Fields between feature classes

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10-08-2013 08:19 AM
RyanWoehl
New Contributor
Is there an easy way to take the fields from 1 feature class and transfer those fields to a different feature class?  I don't want to do a batch "Add Field".  With all the domains it will take me a lot of time.
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DarrylKlassen
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This might not be the most elegant way of doing it, but if you totally want to avoid the AddField route to solve the issue, you can (in ArcMap) do a join on the 2 feature classes on any 2 fields (of similar type) and then export the feature class.  This will give you all the fields of both feature classes in the newly exported feature class.
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RichardTruong
New Contributor III

If I don't have any similar fields, but do have similar type from the two feature classes (Polyline), can I still perform the methods?

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DarrylKlassen
New Contributor III

I believe this is where you would want to do a spatial join!

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RyanWoehl
New Contributor
That will will work for what I'm doing.  Thanks
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