Merging multiple featureclasses...

Discussion created by sherrick on Feb 7, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 25, 2013 by kimo
I was wondering if anyone could help me out:

I am trying to merge a large amount of line featureclasses - 100+ - and I am getting 'ERROR 999999: Workspace or data source is read only; Failed to execute merge'

Now, I have tried using the Merge tool and using Python and I get the same results with both methods. However, if I try it with only say, 10 or so featureclasses instead of 100+ it works fine. And I don't believe the error message about 'read only' because this happens not matter where I put the folder I am working in; the root of the C-drive, on my desktop, over the network to another drive, etc...I am guessing it has something to do with memory maybe?

I have a 64-bit system, w/ 4GB of RAM, and way too much hard drive space :)

Any ideas or suggestions would be much appreciated.