I recently brought in an excel table of schools in ArcPro, and loaded the x/y coordinates to export out a layer to a geodatabase. When I looked at the layer properties of the new data I just created I was shocked to see that ArcPro was creating "monster" text fields of 2,147,483,647 in length. When I exported the exact same excel file in ArcMap the text fields were the generic 225 in length.
This is going to cause some serious issues when I try to start merging older and newer files together. Not to mention space savings in the long run.
Is there a setting I am missing in Pro, or is this another case of it not liking excel?