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Field types are different between what ArcMap shows and the schema.ini file created when initially adding a text file to ArcMap.

Last Published: October 30, 2015 ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number BUG-000091603
SubmittedOctober 21, 2015
Last ModifiedJune 5, 2024
Applies toArcGIS for Desktop
Version found10.3
Operating SystemWindows OS
Operating System Version7.0 64 Bit
StatusWill Not Be Addressed

Additional Information

It works correctly in the current release.


The following workaround allows values in the field to appear without null values: 1. Edit the schema.ini file to specify the field types appropriately and reload the map document and data. 2. Change the original text file by editing the first row of the data to contain the type needed for that column. 3. Ensure all the values in the column have the same number of significant decimal digits such as the following example where 80, 82.55, and 85.2 must be 80.00, 82.55, and 85.20 respectively.

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000091603


  • ArcGIS for Desktop

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