Domains merged with no domains

Discussion created by scoggins on Dec 4, 2013
Latest reply on Dec 5, 2013 by scoggins

I have a geodatabase feature class that has domains. I have extracted a portion of this feature class and manipulated some of the data within and then appended the data back to the original source. When I append the data the numerical information in the attribute table for the appended portion is lost and replaced by null values.  

I have tried to export the portion I need to work on as a shape file and also as a feature class into the same geodatabase. I get the same issue in either case. I was wondering whether the issue with the null values is because the domain for the data fields is lost once I export? If I export the original data and the portion as a shapefile and then merge there isn't an issue. However, I need the domains used in the geodatabase.

Any help appreciated. Thanks