ERROR 000210: Cannot create output ... WORKAROUND

Discussion created by marcellosekoot on May 31, 2012
Latest reply on Jul 1, 2020 by
Hi Forum,

Using Clip (Analysis) function in ESRI ArcMap 10.0 SP3, I keep getting error 000210 referring to the output file, no matter where I write the file, whether it's in a gdb or not. After numerous tests, the WORKAROUND turns out to be to shorten the filename proposed by the function (14 characters) to something much shorter, then it works!

My reason for posting this is that I'm surprised that simply accepting the proposed filename causes this error. Can someone provide me with a reality check? Is this really a limitation of how Arc 10 works :( or should I be doing something different?