I am creating a feature class for the ArcGIS Collector App and want to create domain table for an attribute field. The problem is that I have 6335 possible values that could be used for the field. Is it possible to create this table externally and then import into domain table?

  • That many values will make Collector unusable. Strongly suggest you rethink your strategy, may be ArcPad may be a better solution where you could build an interface that can deal with that number of options.
    – Hornbydd
    Aug 5, 2016 at 16:56
  • Maybe using subtypes would make the domains smaller. see also esriaustraliatechblog.wordpress.com/2015/04/16/… Aug 5, 2016 at 17:37

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Although you may want to rethink your schema if you have that many values for a single domain, there are tools available in ArcGIS to help you do this. One thing I am not sure of is if there is a limit in ArcGIS to how many domain values the gdb can store for a single domain.

The workflow would be to create your values in a gdb table, dtable or excel, then use the the tool "Table to Domain" (under Data Management) in ArcGIS.


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