During data export, attribute domains are lost when exporting to shapefile or feature class format. This procedure describes the process of exporting the data as an XML workspace or recordset document, which allows the attribute domains to be retained throughout the export process.
Note: This article applies to retired ArcGIS version 10.0. Later versions of ArcGIS may contain different functionality, as well as different names and locations for menus, commands and geoprocessing tools.
Follow these steps to export data as an XML Workspace document.
Note: Fully expand the geodatabase, etc. to be exported if the XML Workspace Document option is not activated.