ArcGIS Pro Metadata Template removes FID and SHAPE

08-17-2022 06:36 AM
New Contributor II

Hello all, 

I am updating some metadata for my organization and there are a lot of files with the same attributes for each year. I want to create a metadata template with all field definition and apply that to each subsequent year, so I do not need to write it out each time. However, when I save the template in ArcGIS Pro Catalog --> Metadata    --> Save As --> Metadata Template, the template removes the FID and SHAPE attributes. This creates a shift on attribute definitions when I go to import the template on the next years file. 

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