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How to set text field width default to values less than 255 when importing tables from MS Excel

Question asked by jakek on Oct 8, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 30, 2018 by tkowal

I import many tables from Excel to a geodatabase regularly.  Most have numerous columns (20 or more) that are Text type fields.  The default text width value when setting Output Field Properties is 255, much larger than needed. Seems ridiculous users can't change the default to something like 30 or 50, something other than 255 as a width for all text fields being imported.  Like many other things in Esri software modifications have to be done individually. Am I just missing something or is there a setting somewhere in the software when running the gp tool Table to Table, where the default width for text fields (under Field Map) can be changed?

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