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Why do GUID fields display as Text?

Question asked by emahaffey on Mar 2, 2018
Latest reply on Mar 8, 2018 by emahaffey

I'm currently trying to work with some tables within SQL Server that have GUID fields.  I'm running ArcGIS Desktop 10.3.1 and pulling the data through a standard database connection.  When I look at the table properties within ArcCatalog the GUID fields are listed as Data Type: GUID.  However, when I load them into ArcMap, they show as data type: String.  This is causing problems when I then try to join the query layer to another table in the database that has a matching foreign key field (that is GUID as well).  Any thoughts on this?


I also notice that when I add DB Spatial Views to ArcMap I have to identify a unique identifier field in the query layer.  However, a table does not require this.  The tables have indexed fields, so this might be the reason, but wanted to be sure.  This might be a separate topic than above though.