I have a multi-band GeoTIFF with >10 bands, for example 11. I would have expected these to be shown in an ordered numerical sequence from 1 to 11. However, ArcCatalog 10.3.1 wants to show the string sorted list of bands:
How can I fix this to make ArcCatalog sort bands by their band number?
One manual fix within ArcCatalog is to rename (e.g.)
Band_01 by clicking each of these, repeating this until
Band_09. But that's a lot of clicking and manual effort! And it adds a
.aux.xml sidecar file (yuk!)
My other attempt to fix this is to use GDAL to set each band's
Description metadata to
Band_11, which looks like this (via
Band 1 Block=365x1 Type=Float64, ColorInterp=Gray Description = Band_01 Band 2 Block=365x1 Type=Float64, ColorInterp=Undefined Description = Band_02 ... Band 11 Block=365x1 Type=Float64, ColorInterp=Undefined Description = Band_11
ArcCatalog is now happy to sort every band, except for
Furthermore, ArcCatalog allows me to rename any band except for
Band_1, so I can't change this name or sorting.