in this context an alias is an alternative name for a field, or column, in an attribute table

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Turning off Show Field Aliases option on attribute table permanently in ArcMap?

I'm wondering how you turn off the "Show Field Aliases" option permanently under the "options" drop down on the attribute tables that pop up for different features. I know you can just click on it to ...
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How to save aliases and metadata in shapfile in Qgis

Is there a way to save the aliases in a Qgis shapefile? When I save the shapefile in a different name or open it in a different Qgis project the entered aliases are disappeard. Same for metadata. Is ...
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Publish a Locator Service with a place-name alias table

I am trying to publish a locator service with support for a place-name alias table, in ArcGIS for Server 10.3. It should function similar to the Esri World Geocode Server which allows users to search ...
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How do I batch input alias names from a table for a large dataset in ArcMap or ArcCatalog?

I would like to populate the alias names for the fields in the ACS 2014 5 year estimates file geodatabase (all 11439 of them). The ACS fgdb comes with the short_name and long_name in the metadata ...
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vb.net arcobjects - show fieldname

I try to show the field names (alias names) of a feature class. I found code snippet but I don't succeed to get it to run :( Can somebody tell me please what is wrong in the code? (System: Arcgis 10.2,...
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Alias's in the Attribute Table's Column Preview/Column Filters

We've spent some time setting up alias's in Layers/Properties.../Fields (Fig. 1) for database fields displayed as the column headers in the Attribute Table (Fig. 2). Switching the layout in the ...
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ArcObjects: Getting the properties of a layer that has lost its data source (VB.NET)

When you save an ArcGIS map document (MXD) and then change the data source of a layer in the MXD, you can no longer see the layer in the MXD and you must redefine its data source. But suppose you ...
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Programmatically alter AliasName for fields defined in layer file (not underlying source)

Is there a way to alter the AliasName on a layer file only, and not the underlying shapefile or feature class? I have a few hundred layers that define joins between hundreds of tables with census data ...
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How to change feature class and field aliases in bulk?

I have over a hundred FCs, each with 10 or 20 attributes to add or change the aliases for, two or more times a year. Needless to say, this is not something I'm going to grunt my way through. How can I ...