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The Excel To Table tool does not create proper field types.

Last Published: February 14, 2017 ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number BUG-000091474
SubmittedOctober 16, 2015
Last ModifiedNovember 24, 2020
Applies toArcGIS for Desktop
Version found10.3.1

Additional Information

The document was fixed a few releases ago. The output field type is controlled by all field values, not just the first 8.


Convert the field to a new field type in ArcMap after importing by using the Calculate Field tool.This knowledgebase article states it is only for older versions of ArcMap but works in newer versions as well:Article # 34315: Change the data type for an existing field<a href="" target="_blank"></a>

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000091474


  • ArcGIS for Desktop

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