Confluence Retirement

In an effort to consolidate USGS hosted Wikis, myUSGS’ Confluence service is scheduled for retirement on January 27th, 2023. The official USGS Wiki and collaboration space is now SharePoint. Please migrate existing spaces and content to the SharePoint platform and remove it from Confluence at your earliest convenience. If you need any additional information or have any concerns about this change, please contact Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

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ActiveX controls are blocked when opening tools and help from ArcGIS. One can may be able to see content by selecting "Allow blocked content." However, this must be done every time an ArcGIS tool window is opened This issue seems to almost always occur in Windows 10 with ArcGIS 10.5.1 and earlier

Esri's suggestion  does not work as these settings are blocked in our AD environment.

However this approach does seem to work:



USGS STAIDs come into ArcGIS when imported from tables as numbers, not text