Changes to FeatureClassToFeatureClass_conversion Method from v10.0 to v10.1-10.2

Discussion created by mvolz47 on Jan 13, 2014
I have a python geoprocessing script that selects parcels and roads based on municipal boundaries for about 100 municipalities in my county and exports them from the SDE database to shapefiles for each municipality.  This script has been running for many years since v9.3 where it creates 7 different files for each shapefile, with 2 being index files .sbn and .sbx.  These index files were created by default.

Now at v10.2, only 5 files are being created for each shapefiles (The .sbn and .sbx index files, which I'm pretty sure are spatial and not attribute index files, are no longer being generated by the script even though I made no changes to the script).

Has anyone noticed that anything changed with the FeatureClassToFeatureClass_conversion method where it would no longer create the 2 index files by default?

I did not see any detail of such a change in the documentation at:

Any help or hints in regard to this topic are greatly appreciated.