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Global IDs are not carried over to the output when joining the data based on spatial location using the Spatial Join tool in ArcToolbox.

Last Published: October 12, 2015 ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number BUG-000090451
SubmittedSeptember 1, 2015
Last ModifiedNovember 24, 2020
Applies toArcGIS for Desktop
Version found10.3
Operating SystemWindows
Operating System Version7.0 64 Bit
StatusWill Not Be Addressed

Additional Information

this is a deliberate decision. GlobalIDs shouldn't be copied to processed output.


Change the data type of the GlobalID field to Text.1. In the Spatial Join tool, go to the Field Map section. 2. Right-click the GlobalID field > Properties. 3. Select Text as the Field Type and specify the length.4. Click OK and run the tool. The global IDs come in the output but the field data type would be Text and not the GlobalID.OR Perform a spatial join using the spatial join from layers context menu and the global IDs are carried over to the output.Video > <a href="" target="_blank"></a>

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000090451


  • ArcGIS for Desktop

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