Dbf LON & LAT Field formats changing during XY event Tool Processing....

Discussion created by bswade on Sep 6, 2017
Latest reply on Sep 7, 2017 by curtvprice

In ARCGIS 10.5.1 or ARCPRO 2.0.1, Why when I use a dbf with a NUM Field LON 11.6 and a NUM Field LAT 10.6 into a Make event Layer tool the resulting shape file has converted them Both FLOAT 19.11?

Can I prevent this from Happening?

Typically, after converted to a shape file, have to change the LON & LAT back using FOXPRO or whatever

database editing program I have.

I understand that possibly there’s a schema issue maybe involved, but I don’t understand how they work in relation to Tool use.

And also, when converting an Excel file into ARCGIS as a table, then exporting, it also loses all previous field length formats, how do I maintain the input file field lengths and format Types?


Any help would be appreciated.