I am writing Python code to import csv files with UK postcodes to ArcGIS file gdb. The import works fine, however, text fields in newly created table in gdb have length of 8000 characters.

Is there a way to control field properties in a table before importing from csv?

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    Would it be possible to see some of the code you have writte to get a sense of the workflow you have developed so far? Jan 8, 2016 at 15:44

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No it's not possible to do it directly. A workaround is to create a feature class in the gdb with the correct settings for the text fields. Import the csv data afterwards.

  1. right click the newly created feature class
  2. choose load > load data
  3. follow the wizard
  4. done!

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