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Problem: An underscore character appears at the end of a field name in the table window

Description

When opening a table window in ArcMap, some field names have an underscore character (_) at the end.

Cause

If a field name is a reserved word, an underscore is appended to ensure that the field is interpreted properly by the system.

Note:
For more information on which words are reserved, see the document in the Related Information section below.

Solution or Workaround

If you are using textfile tables, it is recommended you rename these fields. This avoids potential problems and confusion about the field name. To rename the field:

  1. Remove the table from ArcMap.

  2. Open the table in a text editor such as notepad, and change the pertinent field name.

Related Information