Dissolve Gets 000117 Error

Discussion created by reconnectingamerica on Oct 31, 2013
Latest reply on Nov 3, 2013 by keags1
I've been trying to dissolve statewide blocks into tracts.  I have the same coordinate system for the shape and the background. But I continue to get the 000117 error.  I've tried everything I can think of to fix it.  I give the file its own map.  I change the projected coordinate system to a GCS.  I change from strings to numbers the dissolve field.  But it keeps popping up.  Halp!