I have a polygon feature class(Parcel) that I want to append to another polygon feature class(FinalParcel). The schemas do not match. I'm trying to determine the best way to update Parcel so that it has a matching schema to FinalParcel without using Python.
Is there a way to combine an empty template feature class with the Parcel feature class to yield the right schema so append can be used?
Answer: Yes. I ran a definition query for nonsense on the FinalParcel FC and then exported the data. This gave me an empty SHP with just the field names and no data. In ArcCatalog, I then created my "TemplateFC" by creating a new polygon FC and importing the table from the empty SHP copy.
Next, I was able to append the Parcel FC to the TemplateFC by using a No Test append.