If I have a shapefile or geodatabase featureclass that has fields that I want to permanently reorder, is there a tool, script, or utility that will help me quickly accomplish this task?
Generally I know you have to create a new field, then populate it with the old values, then delete the old field. I am hoping there is something already created out there that will help with this. Assuming you don't have FME or another ETL tool available, what is the next best suggestion?
This is NOT a view level change (ie- drag/drop the fields in order), but rather write out to a new shapefile or featureclass. Thanks.