Change field order

08-01-2018 10:55 AM
MVP Regular Contributor

I have a task to add and remove a number of fields across a number of feature classes and tables. I would like the fields to be in a new order when done. They have relationships classes, domains, and possibly joins on them. Also they are versioned. In the past I have made new copy feature classes with python or XTools to do this and replaced (deleted) the original. I also noticed that there are some xml schema export/import workflow options for this. But I don't see anything that will let me do it in place.

Is there a way to change the filed order with python (or otherwise) for existing feature classes and tables in an oracle gdb? 

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MVP Legendary Contributor

Yes or No... depending on which suits and is or will be implemented

ArcGIS should allow the ability to permanently reorder fields in a table