Rearranging the columns in a table

Within the attribute table of a stand-alone table or layer, you can rearrange the order in which fields are listed. While you cannot change the order of fields at the database level, being able to reorder fields allows you to tailor your attribute information so that it is easier to work with. You can reorder fields on the Fields tab of the Layer Properties dialog box or manually in the table.

To manually reorder the fields in a table, follow these steps:

  1. Click the heading of the column you want to move.
  2. Drag the column's heading to where you want to position it.

    A red line indicates where the column will be positioned.

  3. Release the mouse button.

    The column appears in the new position.


You can reset the order of fields in the table by clicking the Table Options button and choosing Restore Default Field Order.