Append Annotation to Feature Class Tool Creates Duplicate Fields and Anno Classes

Discussion created by billm889 on Apr 23, 2012
Latest reply on May 8, 2012 by jean_johnson
Why does the append annotation to feature class tool create duplicate fields and annotation classes? When I run it multiple times using the same input dataset, it creates the same fields over and over in the output feature class.

I end up with attribute fields like: AppID, AppID_1, AppID_2

And Annotation Classes like: PLAT, Annotation1_PLAT, Annotation1_PLAT_1

I would like to have one set of fields and one set of Annotation Classes that each append process just adds records to.

Any help would be apprecieated.