Feature Class to Shapefile Error: "Failed to convert, can only join an iterable"

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01-22-2020 07:24 AM
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New Contributor III

I have never had this issue before, any ideas as to why?

Thanks

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On the surface, the error seems to be related to the join method of a Python string.

>>> ";".join(None)
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
TypeError: can only join an iterable
>>>

You appear to be using the Feature Class to Shapefile tool with multiple layers or feature classes.  Check to see if there is something off with one of the inputs to the tool.

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I ended up using the feature class to feature class tool. From there I tried the shapefile tool again and it worked. I do not know what happened with the original feature class but it doesn’t matter at this point. It worked. Thanks for the reply Joshua.

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I had this issue and I found out why/how to fix it and it looks like you made the same mistake I did. 

Don't use weird text characters such as "/" or "-". Your input has both. Remove or replace those and it will fix your issue. 

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New Contributor II

This worked for me! Thanks.

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