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RuntimeError: Spatial index grid is too small

Question asked by sanders0492 on May 25, 2018
Latest reply on May 29, 2018 by Dan_Patterson

When adding features to a feature class using arcpy, two of my features (same class) give me the error in the title.


Everything I've read says to use ArcCatalog to delete the spatial index for the feature class, but before I do that I want to make sure that is safe to do. The database I am working with is a Microsoft SQL Server database and uses some form of compressed binary to store the geography. Apparently, the way it is set up means I have to delete the spatial index rather than recalculate (which would seem safer than deleting!)


If I delete the spatial index and re-create it, is there anything that may become broken? Is there any harm in doing this?



This is the ESRI article in question



Also, if I do delete and recreate a spatial index, how do I know my existing index parameters (as referenced in link above) and the new ones I should use?