I am currently having issues with the Eliminate Polygon Parts tool (Cartography Toolbox). I have an Advanced License and ArcGIS Desktop 10.6.1. I run the tool on a polygon feature class, in order to delete features < 20 m2. The resulting polygons look fine. However, there is quite a problem with the attribute table of the feature class - it gets messed up completely.
I have 4 fields (int_300 / tiefe_300 / pq_id / p_typ), containing coded information (short integers). Some of the fields and information was added using the
arcpy.da.UpdateCursor() tools. The information in the fields need to remain the same for further processing, but they don't. Somehow the "shape_length" and "shape_area" fields get moved to "pq_id" and "p_typ" respectively, "tiefe_300" just gets lost / set to zeros. See screenshots below.
I have found Shifted columns after Eliminate Polygon Part at GeoNet about a similar issue, but it has no solution on offer.
I suspect that there somehow exists a dependency on the order of the fields... but since I add the fields during processing I cannot do much about the original order.
How can I solve this problem?