error in opening shapefile

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07-11-2017 04:05 PM
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New Contributor II

I have an error opening this shapefile. I tried to upload the file but it exceeds 50 mb so unable to upload it. Can you please help me to solve this problem.

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The error would be highly useful... but in any case ensure there are at least 3 files (one unnecessary as memory serves)... a *.dbf a *.shx and a *.shp  where * is the file's name ie test.shp, test.dbf etc.  Any other files are either projection (*.prj) files or index etc files.

So confirm that all the bits exist, and post the error message

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The error would be highly useful... but in any case ensure there are at least 3 files (one unnecessary as memory serves)... a *.dbf a *.shx and a *.shp  where * is the file's name ie test.shp, test.dbf etc.  Any other files are either projection (*.prj) files or index etc files.

So confirm that all the bits exist, and post the error message

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... and if possible move this post to Managing Data since this https://community.esri.com/community/help-and-feedback is for questions regarding the use of GeoNet.

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Thank you so much Dan Patterson‌ for the reply. I have downloaded the other files you mentioned with the shape file. And it works. It is a big help to my project. 

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Rupsa... no problem... you may wish to mark the question as being answered so others may know a solution has been found.

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Are you trying to upload it in Map Viewer of ArcGIS Online? Then, you should know FAQ: Is there a feature limit in ArcGIS Online? .

By default, there is a limit of 1,000 features when uploading a file (shapefile or CSV file) to a web map on ArcGIS Online.

To upload a file beyond the feature limit set by ArcGIS Online, use feature services. 

Feature Services can be published to ArcGIS Online from ArcMap. Publish hosted feature layers—ArcGIS Online Help | ArcGIS 

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