Back to basics in this comment... does anyone know where to find an example of how a table should be formatted? Like, I assume I can start in excel and if I follow all the right rules it will come in, but for the life of me I can't find any instructions in the ESRI help for what the input table should look like! From skimming this thread, it seems like I need headers of some sort? No spaces in the header? Can addresses themselves have spaces? Help! I can't get past 0%
If you are using Excel spreadsheets as the input table for geocoding the following help topic will help get you on your way.
Here are some other resources for tables:
It's possible that there was a field type in your table that was not supported by shapefile format, which could explain why using a file gdb for geocode output worked.
Just wanted to add to this conversation. I was receiving this error when trying to geocode a csv to a feature class:
And I went through a variety of steps to try to resolve:
- checked field names
- checked for weird characters in the addresses
But then I tried exporting as a shapefile instead of a feature class and it worked great. Hope this helps!