I'm working on a project where the workflow includes performing routine data updates from clients. They send me their updated FCs, and I truncate and load all of their data into (what should be) an identical FC on our side. (Delete Rows tool -> Append tool) Recently I did an update where there were some discrepant attribute fields between the two FCs:
You will see that in the Field Map, the fields without links are at the bottom, in all caps. Mysteriously, our FC contains these fields, and theirs does not (I'm relatively new to this project, so I have no clue why). Usually I'm told to ignore fields with no link and append anyway, so I do so.
Afterward, I find that some, but not all annotations in the newly appended FC have been replaced with red boxes:
The red boxes should actually appear as this:
I've never seen anything like this before. I figured our FC was possibly corrupt, so I created an entirely new one, and appended all features into that, but still got the same problem.
Does anyone know what causes annotations to instead appear as red boxes? MY intuition is that it has something to do with the discrepant fields, but as far as I know, we don't use those fields for anything.
I am working in ArcGIS 10.3