table to dbase tool not overwriting existing file

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06-16-2014 08:29 AM
ScottLouque
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I have been trying to export a table to a .dbf file on a network and would like to use the Table to Dbase geoprocessing tool in ArcToolbox to automate this. However when I try to run this tool more than once it fails to overwrite the existing file. I looked under geoprocessing options to make sure the overwrite option is checked but it still puts a _1, _2, etc, at the end of the name. Is their any other place I need to look to make sure it overwrites the existing file.

I can do this manually by going to Data > Export, but would like to use this tool to automate it. If anybody can help point me in the right direction or give me some clues on how to accomplish this?

Thanks
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JakeSkinner
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Hi Scott,

To overwrite an existing .dbf file you will need to use the Table to Table conversion tool.

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JakeSkinner
Esri Esteemed Contributor
Hi Scott,

To overwrite an existing .dbf file you will need to use the Table to Table conversion tool.
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ScottLouque
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Thanks for the reply JSkinn3!
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