Clip not working

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05-21-2018 04:51 PM
FaithWebster
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I have a peculiar problem. The clip tool is simply not running. My results say that the tool ran, but the output isn't created, and there are no messages. 

I have moved all the data into the same geodatabase, and it's all in the same projection. I welcome any suggestions to what could be going on because I am at a loss. 

Thank you GeoNet Community! 

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DanPatterson_Retired
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All featureclasses, all in the same coordinate system for sure (?!)

Try a select by attribute and see if that works.

Make sure that you don't have any selections if you are expecting a complete clip.

And the clipping geometry is a polygon which can be used to clip, polylines, polygons or points

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FaithWebster
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I double checked, and yes all of the data is in the same projection, and the input and clip features are in the same file geodatabase. I can try a select by location... but i'm not sure a select by attribute would do much. I am clipping line features using a polygon. I honestly have no idea what the issue is. 

Thank you for your help.

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FaithWebster
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So I tried just selecting by location, and then I was going to make a layer from selected features, but  I got another weird result: 

I think I might have a problem with ArcGIS...

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VinceAngelo
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Uninstall/reinstall couldn't hurt, but I expect the problem is with the data, not the software.

- V

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DanPatterson_Retired
MVP Esteemed Contributor

Faith... did you run a Check Geometry on the data as Vince suggested? 

You might actually want to make a copy to a local simple folder in a test geodatabase there first.

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FaithWebster
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The check geometry has the same problem as clip. it is showing in results as ran, but without messages, and no output in the database. 

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FaithWebster
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I ran a repair on ArcGIS, and the clip ran as expected.  Thank you guys for your help, as always. 

Chiu-Wen__JoAnne_Ray
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How to run a repair on ArcGIS? 

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FaithWebster
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see Dan Patterson's comment above. You right click on ArcGIS from the programs list in the control panel. 

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