CopyFeatures_management error while copying feature class

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01-26-2018 03:24 PM
LauraBusolo2
New Contributor III

I have a script that copies at the moment, shapefiles from one source and pastes them as a feature class into a geodatabase. However, I'm getting an error 000732 when I try to copy a feature class to a target geodatabase. It only seems to work for shapefiles. This is the error I get.

and this line of code works for the .shp

arcpy.CopyFeatures_management (input_table, out_feature_class)

Kindly assist. I don't know what the issue could be.

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DanPatterson_Retired
MVP Esteemed Contributor

Could your provide the input and output names

http://desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/latest/tools/data-management-toolbox/copy-features.htm

specifies that data conversion is done, and for shapefiles, you need to specify the *.shp file extension.  are you copying a featureclass to another featureclass you want to make sure that the data types of the source is correct and you are specifying a geodatabase as the destination location

LauraBusolo2
New Contributor III

Thanks, Dan. That was the problem. For the feature class, I changed the source to be the gdb and not the name of the feature class. It works!

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DanPatterson_Retired
MVP Esteemed Contributor

Glad it worked out, Laura.

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LauraBusolo2
New Contributor III

I tried to apply the same logic while copying feature datasets, but that doesn't seem to fly.

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