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Field alias and shapefiles

Question asked by Hannah_Hutchins on Jan 3, 2019
Latest reply on Jan 6, 2019 by MidnightYell2003

I have created a shapefile and joined an Excel table to this shapefile to populate the attribute table. This shapefile is for someone else in our department (end user) and so I wanted to add Field Aliases to help them understand the field names. When I export the shapefile with the joined Excel table, the newly created shapefile does not retain the Field Aliases I set. This is an issue for the end user of this data may be exporting data from this shapefile in the future, thus losing those Field Aliases...

 

Why is this happening?

 

I understand that working in a file geodatabase may resolve the issue, but the end user of this data prefers shapefiles.

 

Any thoughts of suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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