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How To: Export a Schematic diagram and include its related feature attributes

Summary

Since ArcGIS Desktop 9.1, ArcMap schematics has had the ability to export diagrams as shapefiles or feature classes. This functionality is used to take advantage of the core labeling and symbology available in ArcMap for finished output. However, the only link back to the original features from the exported diagram features is the objectid field, so a join can be created from the exported tables to the original tables. When this process is done frequently, it becomes more difficult. For this reason, the product was enhanced at ArcGIS Desktop 9.2 Service Pack 4 to allow the exporting of all the related feature attributes to happen automatically.

Procedure

This is accomplished by way of a registry setting.

Warning:   
The instructions below include making changes to essential parts of your operating system. It is recommended that you backup your operating system and files, including the registry, before proceeding. Consult with a qualified computer systems professional, if necessary.

Esri cannot guarantee results from incorrect modifications while following these instructions; therefore, use caution and proceed at your own risk.
  1. Click Start on the Windows toolbar. Select Run.
  2. In the Run dialog box, type regedit and click OK.
  3. On the right side of the Registry Editor window, there is a treeview control. Open the treeview to access the following path: My Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ESRI
  4. Click the folder titled Schematics.
  5. On the right side of the screen, an entry for Export All Fields can be seen. Double-click this entry to open the Edit DWORD Value dialog box.
  6. Change the Value data textbox value from 0 to 1. Click OK and close the Registry Editor window.
  7. Test exporting a diagram, and verify that the related feature fields are exported.