Batch delete multiple fields

Discussion created by allisons on Aug 30, 2011
Latest reply on Feb 26, 2016 by mrosenberg57

I am trying to delete multiple fields from many attribute tables.

I right-click on delete fields in ArcToolbox and choose batch. Then I select one layer and choose the appropriate fields to delete from the layers. If I run the tool at this point (a single shapefile), it works properly.

However, if I list two shapefiles and select the fields to delete, the tool only works on the first file. On the second file, it deletes the first header, shifts the second header to the first column and then throws an error 999999: General function failure.

Has anyone else had this problem?