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How long should Dissolve take?

Question asked by rhaugerud on Aug 4, 2015
Latest reply on Sep 2, 2015 by Dan_Patterson

I started to Dissolve a moderately-large (~31,507 arcs) multi-attribute feature class some 20 hours ago. It's still running, entirely in memory (no file updates in the target geodatabase). How long should this take? When should I cancel processing because it will never complete? How might I speed up this processing?


ArcMap 10.1 SP1 for Desktop, build 3143

Dell Precision T3600, Intel Xeon 3.6 GHz CPU, 32 GB RAM, 64-bit Windows 7