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When a feature class is labeled using a field with a field name longer than 10 characters, exporting the layer as background data to shapefile via the ArcPad Data Manager toolbar generates an APL file referencing a randomly selected field to use for labeling.

Last Published: June 24, 2015 ArcPad
Bug ID Number BUG-000088252
SubmittedJune 10, 2015
Last ModifiedMay 2, 2022
Applies toArcPad
Version found10.2.2
StatusWill Not Be Addressed

Additional Information

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1. Export the feature class to a shapefile, and check out the data. 2. Export as background data (to AXF layer). 3. Use a field with field name less than 10 characters. 4. Manually modify the APL file to reference the correct field. In ArcPad, modify the 'Labels using field' value in Layer Properties > Label tab.

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000088252


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