ArcGis Pro: the attribute tables management

We will continue discussing those little details
worth knowing to be able to switch from working in ArcMap to ArcGis Pro.
In ArcMap, you display the attribute table
with the right click on the layer in
the legend window and open the table , or
by
clicking on properties -> fields to view and edit
the table structure.

In ArcGis Pro, just the first
part is
similar
. If you want to work
on the structure of the table you must use the following option
in
the layer menu : “Design” then “Fields” ( or Domains, or
Subtypes if you must
take
action on them ).

This command opens the
“Fields” window   

In
the case of a shape file   

In the case of an
entities class geodatabase .

The main differences with ArcMap

The main difference between ArcMap and ArcGis Pro is the
disappearance of the ” editing session “. When
you
open
a
table, you can edit
it without opening , as in ArcMap, an editing session
, simply by double clicking in
a
table cell. If you want
to protect the table content, you have
to go through the “Fields” window . Right
here you find a new
column available : “Read Only”. If
the box is checked for an attribute
field , you will not be able to edit it any longer directly
by
opening
the table. Firstly, you will
have
to change this property by unchecking
the corresponding box .

The other novelty , really
useful,
is the association of a display format for the digital data.
This
format will be used to display the field value every and each time this value
is used in ArcGis Pro.

All
potential formats are
in
the drop-down menu list, and for those that do not appear , the
“Custom” option allows you to define them . In
each list format, an adapted window allows to perform the formatting . For
example , for “Percentage”:   

Last
modification of this “Fields” table, when you delete
fields, they do not disappear from the display . Their
contents
is
crossed
out and the table line is marked on the left with a
dark green square .   

At any time, you can come back and
restore
the
records, till you want to apply
your
changes.

To that end , you must click
on the “Save” button on the ribbon .

In
the next article we will discuss the use of domains and subtypes in ArcGis Pro.

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