arcpy.Describe is not properly running

Discussion created by chanakabcp on Feb 25, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 2, 2014 by Dan_Patterson
I run the following code
import arcpy
dataset = r"C:\Script_Data\processing_file\SH_2306.mdb\Working_Personal_dataset"
desc = arcpy.Describe(dataset)
print (desc)

extent = desc.extent
print (extent)
spatialReference = desc.spatialReference
print (spatialReference)
name =
print (name)
dataType = desc.dataType
print (dataType)

but I got following error massage

raceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:/Atool/test/", line 3, in <module>
    desc = arcpy.Describe(dataset)
  File "C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\arcpy\arcpy\", line 846, in Describe
    return gp.describe(*args)
  File "C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\arcpy\arcpy\geoprocessing\", line 372, in describe
RuntimeError: ERROR 999999: Error executing function.

so how to overcome this problem

Sri Lanka