ERROR 000520: Unexpected TopoEngine Error on large route data, ArcGIS 9.3.1

Discussion created by jmohring on Feb 18, 2011
Latest reply on Oct 7, 2011 by tstr490
Dear colleagues and support team!

I am using a "select by location" operation on a large route dataset (1.3 mio lines). I would like to select all lines outside of a polygon and get the ERROR 000520: Unexpected TopoEngine Error. The operation works fine on a subset of the route data (260,000 lines). I have tried around a lot but could not find any solution to the problem.

I have read that this problem occurs on large dataset with "select by location" and I was wondering if there are any work arounds or solutions known.

Thank you a lot! I really need help here.

I use ArcGIS 9.3.1.