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How to Update Metadata Aliases?

Question asked by blackt5 on Sep 16, 2014
Latest reply on Feb 4, 2016 by alexfriant

So I'm a bit lost on what to do at this point.  I have been working on an aggregate feature class which contains around 270 fields and most of my work was on quality assuring the data and some processing.  Now that the data is ready to go I've been having to work with the metadata.  One of the last steps we realized would be nice to have was some more descriptive aliases for my feature class's fields.  I went into the Feature Class Properties and edited all the aliases to be how I want them, my issue is that they aren't being reflected in the Arcgis format metadata.  Synchronizing the metadata using the supplied ArcToolbox "Synchronize Metadata" tool or importing the feature class metadata into another feature class hasn't worked.  Any suggestions?


I've been told this is something I needed to do way earlier, like when creating the fields, but I didn't create the fields as most are from the US Census Bureau and it seems absurd that I can't change the aliases later.