Error 001143: Background Server Threw an Exception

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08-03-2011 12:53 AM
deleted-user-s_pSF_cCqVzk
New Contributor III
Hi,

I am trying to join a table to a feature class using the geoprocessing tool called "add join." However, every time I try to join, I get error 001143: Background server threw an exception."

Any ideas how I can fix this problem so I can join the layers?

thanks,
Lyndy
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KeirenMarshall
Esri Contributor

Hi @deleted-user-s_pSF_cCqVzk , 

Is this in ArcGISMap or ArcGISPro?

you can disable the back-end process, below are some links to help you with the disabling process.

ArcGIS Help 10.1ArcGIS Help 10.1 - Foreground and background processing

Esri Australia Consultant and Business Analyst
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MehdiPira1
Esri Contributor

@deleted-user-s_pSF_cCqVzk ,

By default, tools are run “in the background” meaning that while a tool is running you can do other stuff with ArcMap.  When a conflict arises, the part of the code that does this (the background server) throws an exception (the actual technical term is “throws a wobbly”).  You can fix this by going to the Geoprocessing Menu and looking for “Geoprocessing Options”.  In the window that pops up, untick the Enable Background Geoprocessing:

 

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The downside of this is that you won’t be able to do other work until the tool has finished its work.

http://blogs.lincoln.ac.nz/gis/2019/02/21/fixing-common-arcgis-problems/

I hope that helps.

HeatherRoy
New Contributor II

This "solution" did not solve my problem in arc dekstop. Is there another known fix for this issue?

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DonJohnnn
New Contributor

THIS WORKS!

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