Related to Data-type detection in ArcGIS table loading
I have a CSV file which contains a mixture of numeric and text fields:
ID,Txt,Int,Dbl 12345,abc,45,56.78 12346,9,65,23.12 12347,10,66,23.13
According to this Esri article if the top 8 rows contain a text value, the field will be classified as text, yet I am finding that the second field is classified as Long. This means that the value "abc" is omitted:
How can I force ArcGIS to recognise this as a text field, while maintaining the data in CSV format?
A workaround will be to create a geodatabase table, define the field as text, and Load the data, but I'm hoping to keep the table in CSV (it's the output of another process).