FieldInfo.addField - what does it do

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10-27-2017 07:00 AM
JohnDye
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Does anyone have an example of what the addField method in the FieldInfo class does? The documentation on it is not particularly helpful. I was wondering if it might be a very efficient method to add a field to a feature layer.

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DanPatterson_Retired
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It looks like if enables you to rename the field in the layer or table view only, not the featureclass or table.

http://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/arcpy/classes/fieldinfo.htm

addField (field_name, new_field_name, visible, split_rule)

Adds a field info entry

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DanPatterson_Retired
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It looks like if enables you to rename the field in the layer or table view only, not the featureclass or table.

http://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/arcpy/classes/fieldinfo.htm

addField (field_name, new_field_name, visible, split_rule)

Adds a field info entry

JoshuaBixby
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One of the only examples I have found in Esri documentation, see MakeTableView example 2 from Make Table View—Help | ArcGIS Desktop