Creating a shapefile from a featureclass with Globalid field

Discussion created by bruce.nielsen on Jul 22, 2011
I'm currently using ArcView 9.2, working on a file geodatabase created with 9.3.1. A featureclass that I use contains a field of type 'Globalid'. When I try to perform a Clip_analysis using this featureclass as the input layer, and save the results as a shapefile, the clip fails with this message
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<interactive input>", line 1, in ?
Error in creating output z:\TestArea\inlets.shp
The Field type is invalid or unsupported for the operation. [GLOBALID]
Failed to execute (Clip).

I've tried DeleteField_management, which fails also. The only command I've found that works is Feature Class to Feature Class, by deleting the GLOBALID field from the field list.

Does anyone know of a method to programmatically ignore this field, without changing the source data?