I have read this thread "Autoincrement field when New Feature added" which suggests a python script to autoincrement a field.

Can anyone say if there is anyway to do this using domains or any other simpler way in a file geodatabase? I have to edit streets and would like to define a field which simply counts upwards.

For ArcGIS users that are not well versed in Python, scripts are pretty daunting, and having to run a tool every time an editing session is finished is also pretty inefficient. It surely can´t be toooo difficult to have a new sequence-like data type in ArcGIS, can it?

  • What is your intended use of this autoincrement field once you have it? Are you going to use it as a unique ID of some sort for joining purposes? – Get Spatial Dec 5 '13 at 17:40
  • Most probably in the future, yes. – Robert Buckley Dec 6 '13 at 7:53
  • For the benefit of others, I am posting the link to the ArcGIS Idea that you created about this topic. All, please visit the idea page and vote up to build some momentum behind this feature request. Create an Auto-Increment numeric data type for Geodatabase fields – Get Spatial Dec 6 '13 at 16:11

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