Error 010067 and Error 010235

Discussion created by rstaylo on Apr 25, 2011
I am doing an assignment for a class, and only have introductory course experience with ArcGIS, except for the course I'm in right now.  Part of the assignment calls for a shapefile to be converted to a raster using a specific field that I had to add.  When I go to convert the shapefile the following pops up after converting to 85% complete:
Error 010067: Error in executing grid expression. Unable to decoe column value
Error 010235: Returned error from ShapeGrid.

I've searched around and couldn't find any solutions for this problem.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.