FGDC spatial reference info missing when using Export Metadata

Discussion created by ethoms on Aug 20, 2020
Latest reply on Aug 27, 2020 by ldong-esristaff

When I export metadata to the FGDC standard using the Export Metadata tool in ArcGIS Pro 2.5.0, the spatial reference information section, aka the spref element, is missing. The information is shown when I view the item description, but it doesn't get exported. I have tried this with multiple feature classes from different file gdbs. For context, the Export Metadata tool in ArcMap will export the section correctly from the same data sources. I have tried upgrading the file geodatabases and synchronizing the metadata and nothing works. Am I missing a step? Can't find any discussion of this anywhere.