Copy Features Model Builder - Error 000840

02-22-2017 04:46 PM
New Contributor II


I am trying to automate a long process in model builder and I am having trouble with one of the steps. I have the ArcGIS 10.2.2 student software and I am trying to run the following model:

I know there is a lot there, but the part I am having trouble with involves selecting by attributes from a feature, making a layer, and then copying the features so I then do some more geoprocessing (dissolve, etc.). The model works great until I get to the "Copy Features" tool which spits out the following error:

Failed to execute. Parameters are not valid.
ERROR 000840: The value is not a Feature Layer.
ERROR 000840: The value is not a Raster Catalog Layer.
Failed to execute (Copy Features).

Just for kicks, I tried the "Create Feature Class" and "Feature Class to Feature Class" tools and I get the same error message.

I am really baffled here because I broke up this model into smaller components and ran the following model that starts after the "Script" tool in my other picture and the "Copy Features" tool works just fine:

I need the first model to work, however, because I need to use an early output in a geoprocessing step later (I just haven't incorporated that step into the model yet).

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Let me know if I should post any other helpful information.



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Occasional Contributor III
Could you Move this thread toGroup

Model Builder Group

MVP Esteemed Contributor

Put Make Feature Layer tool just before the Copy Features tool in Model Builder. I hope it will solve the issue.

Why is it important to use feature layers in ModelBuilder?

Think Location
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