will the number of fields affect the speed of exporting a shapefile?

Discussion created by yunkex on Jul 15, 2013
Latest reply on Jul 15, 2013 by rfairhur24
I am trying to export a subset from a really big dataset(million level). There are 20 fields in the shapefile but I don't really need all of them.
But I am making the trade off between the processing time of deleting the fields and the processing time of exporting with the extra fields.
Does anyone know if it will speed up the exporting process if I delete more fileds from the shapefile?