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I am new to DI extension and I wanted to ask you why "Qucik Import" tool doesn't allow me to copy the original attributes from my DGN file. When I check the results in geodatabase I is some new columns named: IDGS Color, IDGS Class etc. Why I can't copy those originals? Do I need to check some options in the setting?

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Are you saying that attribute names are not preserved or that you are losing attribute values? – PolyGeo Mar 9 '12 at 3:25
Attributes names are not preserved. – Przemek Mar 9 '12 at 6:42
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In the ArcGIS 10 Documentation for Quick Import it says:

"This tool creates a default output schema for the geodatabase that is created. If the output requires schema changes, then the Spatial ETL Tool should be used."

I've not used the Spatial ETL Tool but according to its documentation it opens the FME Workbench.

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Thank you PolyGeo. I have tried during the weekend to solve the problem with FME Workbench but it ain't that easy. Once again thank you for yours help. – Przemek Mar 12 '12 at 6:45

I'm assuming by attributes you mean tags? In which case, yes, a Quick Import doesn't handle tags in that way.

However, when you create a Spatial ETL tool, simply click the parameters button and choose "group by attribute schema". This should expose and enable these attributes in the workspace.

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