Make XY Event Layer Creates Duplicate Shape Fields

Discussion created by jadoty on Dec 31, 2012
Latest reply on Jan 3, 2013 by cfox-esristaff
When I run the Make XY Event Layer tool, my event layer table is created with two Shape (both point) fields.  This prevents me from being able to export the layer to a shapefile, as the export fails because of the multiple fields.  It does no good to turn them off before exporting - actually one of the fields does not turn off or on, and turning the other one off or on adds or removes both of the duplicate fields.  Has anyone run into this?  There was a thread on this same issue several years ago, but no resolution.  Any help would be appreciated.

Jeff Doty
GIS Specialist
National Park Service