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Copying .shp to Personal Geodatabase problem- File name change?

Question asked by hardgraf7 on Nov 21, 2012
Latest reply on Nov 21, 2012 by curtvprice
Hi all

I have written a small Python script in 9.2 which copies several shape files to a personal geodatabase within the same directory on C:

The script runs and succesfully copies the shape files except for 1 which it renames in the PGDB by adding _shp to the file name.

The shape file in question is a direct copy of another which copies fine. I have recreated the PGDB and the shape file.

Here's the code but I think something else might be causing this renaming in the GDB. I would live with it however a further script falls over because it can't find the correct file name!  This is driving me crazy! Any ideas?

Thanks, Tom

# Create the Geoprocessor
import arcgisscripting
gp = arcgisscripting.create()

# Put in error trapping in case an error occurs when running tool
    # Set the workspace
    gp.Workspace = "c:/Data"
    gp.FeatureClassToGeodatabase("Data1.shp; Data2.shp" , "PGDB.mdb")

    # If an error occurred print the message to the screen
    print gp.GetMessages()

The file copies to Data1_shp in the GDB!