Bug? import geofences from layer with numeric field for name

Discussion created by MBramer-esristaff Employee on Jul 22, 2013
Latest reply on Jun 28, 2017 by rchueh
I can't import geofences from a layer where the field I'm using for "Name:" is of numeric type.  The layer is in SQL Server, and it's official type (per SQL Server Management Studio) is "smallint, null".  While I do think it will usually be the case that strings will be used as geofence names, I don't see any reason why GEP should not allow numeric fields to hold name values for geofences.

Is this a bug?