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FAQ: How does MapObjects-Java handle shapefiles with duplicate fields?

Question

How does MapObjects-Java handle shapefiles with duplicate fields?

Answer

At MapObjects-Java 2.x, shapefiles that contain duplicate fields can now be processed by automatically renaming the duplicate fields.

The naming process behaves as follows:

If the original dbf field names are:
NORMAL, NORMAL, FULL_SIZED, FULL_SIZED

The fields are automatically renamed:
NORMAL, NORMAL_1, FULL_SIZED, FULL_SIZ_1