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07-20-2015 07:42 AM
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I have a shapefile of parcels in my county. There are 12,564 records. I have went in and selected all of them that are over 40 acres. That makes the total 1418. I go to export the data to make a new shapefile, just like I've done 500 times before, but I get an error message. It says "create output feature class failed". I don't know what's going on. Even if I just select one parcel, I get the same message. It's a shapefile and I am trying to export to shapefile. I converted it to a geodatabase and tried doing it that way. That didn't work either. All the fields are either ObjectID, text, geometry, long, short, or double. I don't see any special characters, just an underscore. But I don't see why if the original file is a shapefile, why it is giving me trouble exporting to another shapefile.

If anybody could help, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks,

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I'd make sure that the file path for the shapefile is not too long and contains no spaces, these can prevent ArcGIS from writing files to a location.  Try saving to a short file path(C:\) and see if that could be the problem

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I'd make sure that the file path for the shapefile is not too long and contains no spaces, these can prevent ArcGIS from writing files to a location.  Try saving to a short file path(C:\) and see if that could be the problem

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Excuse me for a moment, while I punch myself in the face. I saved it as C:\X.shp and it worked. So I changed the location of where I was going to save it and it worked. But I don't really understand because I've saved to that folder before and never had any trouble.

Anyway, thanks for your help.

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