We have some python code the scrapes fgdb's off a public site and loads them into an oracle sde. However, one of the feature classes has a very long field name that is making arcpy copy features puke. What is the best way to truncate this field name?
I have thought of a few options -- none of which I am thrilled with...
1) export to shapefile then copy that into sde
2) read the fc shcema info with arcpy and build a new fc with that truncates field names as needed. Then append the original data into the new fc with field mapping objects
Anyone have a more elegant solution?