Write Feature to Text: <type 'exceptions.ImportError'>: No module named string Failed

Discussion created by weschrist on Feb 13, 2012
Latest reply on Feb 14, 2012 by weschrist

I am trying to accomplish a fairly simple task: ArcToolbox>Samples>Data management>Write features to text.  I get the following error:

<type 'exceptions.ImportError'>: No module named string
Failed to execute

The feature is a simple polygon.  The Google hints at some trouble with python, but only mentions "no module name BLAH", but no mention of "no module name string."  I followed that advice and checked my environment variables, put c:/Python27/ as the first entry in PATH and PYTHONPATH, but no luck.

This should be simple... but alas, it isn't!!!

Any help is much appreciated.

Windows XP
ArcMap 9.3
Python 2.7