Is there an ArcObjects function to get a short name version of an SDE featureclass?

For example if my featureclass is:


How do I just get "BARLAYER".

Or is it just a simple case of using string manipulation techniques with your language of choice?

BTW - This is an ArcEngine app.

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    Why not use IFeatureclass.AliasName? Its purpose is to provide a user friendly name. It is editable via IClassSchemaEdit. Sep 27, 2011 at 21:01
  • I think you have to edit that yourself though?
    – Vidar
    Sep 28, 2011 at 8:37

2 Answers 2


Cast the sde workspace to ISqlSyntax and use the ParseTableName function.

  • Brilliant - I don't think I would ever have found that.
    – Vidar
    Sep 28, 2011 at 8:38

Got LINQ? Just stick a .Split('.').Last() on your property or variable that has the featureclass name.


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