I have a feature class with sub-types that need to be modified and re-ordered as new data becomes available. Right now I have 20 subtypes but could potentially have close to a 100. I use the subtypes numbers for labeling so the subtypes and the subtypes need to be in a logical order, grouped by similar items.
Having to insert a new item in position 3 for example, requires me to rebuild the entire list from position 3 on; adding a new item in position for and bumping up the remaining 17 items.
http://desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/10.3/tools/data-management-toolbox/an-overview-of-the-subtypes-toolset.htm This will get really cumbersome really fast. (This features class is exported to a feature service and accessed by many users on our web GIS.) I don't see a way to add then re-order subtypes without having to rewrite them all, or insert a new subtype at a specific position, or export subtypes to a file, modify this list externally (notepad) then import subtypes.
Is there a workaround or some other method I am not seeing that would make it easier to change the order of subtypes?