How do I transfer Domain to another .gdb in ArcGIS?

  • What version of ArcGIS Desktop are you using? What have you tried? – PolyGeo Mar 22 '17 at 10:04

You could export a featureclass that uses the domain from the original gdb to the new one and select transfer field domain descriptions from the 'Fields' section of Environments. The process is described in more detail here: http://support.esri.com/technical-article/000011973

Or you could use the "Domain To Table" tool (in ArcToolBox > Data Management Tools > Domains) to export the domain from the old gdb, then use the "Table To Domain" tool (located in the same toolbox as the previous tool) to load the domain into the new gdb.

  • I have tried the former approach and it didn't work for me. I tried both importing the feature class (from the new location) and exporting the feature class (from the original location), and neither brought the domains over. – troubbble Sep 19 '19 at 16:39

If you are using ArcGIS Pro you can right click the original gdb in the catalog > domains.

Then click the domain that you are interested in highlighting the row. Then right-click the side of the table row > Copy.

Open up the new gdb table by right-clicking the gdb in the catalog > right click the side of the domains table > paste > save.

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