inconsistent field names

Discussion created by noydb on Oct 11, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 11, 2012 by jskinner-esristaff
I need to extract data from 13 point FCs where each intersects with a user-input polygon, and then output certain attribute information from each to one summary excel file.  The attribute info is basic stuff like name, address, city, state.  However, complicating things, each FC has different field names for the same item, meaning one FC may have the address field as 'address' while another will have it as 'addr' and yet another as 'address_1'.  Can anyone give advice or snippet or outline of how best to handle this?