We are in the process of migrating data and are wondering if it is possible to change a field from a long integer to a date field or text field at the feature class level after the geodatabase level.
You will only be able to change a field type if the feature class is empty. You can do this using the Alter Field tool. Otherwise, you will need to create a new field of the desired type, and calculate the values from the previous field.
Thanks for such a quick response. Our difficulty remains in that we have an entire database to migrate, meaning that it would be easier if we could utilize a script to streamline this process.
Do you have any suggestions on how to create a script that would imitate the alter field tool for multiple feature classes within a database?
I'm assuming the feature classes will not be empty, is that correct?
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