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Generate Attachment Table Help

Question asked by geonetadmin on Jul 8, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 1, 2013 by langdonms
Original User: LangdonMS

I've been working to add many attachments (.pdf forms) to point files.  I've gone through the help in the resource center, to first Generate Attachment Match Table, and then use this table to link my records with the path to their needed attachment. 

The Problem
When I use the tool or python code, the resulting match table seems to match the Object ID of my points with the Feature ID, rather than the Feature ID with the picture name needed. Illustrated below


We have points named by Outfall_ID as a long integer number.  We have pdf forms labeled 2.pdf, 234.pdf etc.  These .pdf names correspond to the Outfall_ID, NOT the Object_ID assigned by the GIS.  When I choose OutfallID in the tool "Key Field," the resulting table does not match my attachments; ie. MATCH ID = 7 and Filename = 358.pdf.  I figured out what is happening - the match table is being created and populated with the OID from my features and their OutfallID and NOT the names of the files.

What I've Tried So Far
I need ArcGIS to use a table with MATCHID and Filename, with 1 = 1.pdf, 2=2.pdf etc to link my Feature names with my .pdf names.  I've tried manually making a table to be used but this has not been recognized when I try to add attachments with this match table.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.