nicosia

Feature Class to Feature Class in Python Script Extremely Slow

Discussion created by nicosia on Aug 24, 2011
Latest reply on Aug 24, 2011 by JacobCoble
Since ArcGIS 10 won�??t let me run the �??cov2sde -o append�?? command on a 64-bit box, I thought an acceptable workaround would be 1. �??Feature Class to Feature Class�?? and then, 2. �??Append�??

So I wrote simple Python script to loop through 254 coverages. But whereas the �??cov2sde �??o append�?? command completely processed all polygons and arcs �?? 508 iterations - in approximately 45 �?? 50 minutes, the �??Feature Class to Feature Class�?? portion of my Python script took 14.5 hours! (I haven�??t even tried �??Append�?? yet.)

Has anyone else experienced these unacceptably slow processing times? Is the culprit ArcGIS 10 and/or the service packs? (For better or worse I have SP2 on the 64-bit box.)

Possibly related info:
In July 2010, responding to a user about slow execution of the �??CopyFeatures�?? tool in a Python script, ESRI stated, �??it's very difficult to say why your Python script takes so long.�?� On August 11, 2011, the user stated, �??This appears to be fixed for me at SP2.�?�(�??Feature Class to Feature Class�?? was mentioned as a workaround, but I don�??t believe the user saw any improvement.) �?�
http://forums.arcgis.com/threads/9344-CopyFeatures-tool-runs-10-times-slower-in-a-Python-script-than-from-ArcToolbox

On July 12, 2011, a user reported a bug in ArcGIS 10 SP2 [Exporting a Feature class associated with a network dataset to a shapefile using FC2FC extremely slow] �?�
http://forums.arcgis.com/threads/31510-Feature-Class-to-Feature-Class-tool-extremely-slow-Arc10-SP2

And, most recently, �??Feature Class to Feature Class�?? with a joined field is just plain slow in ArcGIS 10 regardless if the box has a service pack or not �?�
http://forums.arcgis.com/threads/37542-Fc-to-FC-with-joined-field-slow

Thanks for any input,

RDB

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