Problem creating Web Mercator Auxilary feature class

Discussion created by kreuzrsk on Jun 7, 2010
Latest reply on Apr 19, 2011 by liangchen76
We are building a Web application in Javascript that lets a user digitize a polygon that we use to clip data.  The application uses WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere.  Using Python I take the Fetaure Set passed by the application and turn it into a permanent feature class and assign the projection to WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere.  When I try to look at the feature class I get the following error message:

The selected object failed to draw:
GeoScratch.DBO.PHSClipArea_WMA:  The coordinate system description is invalid

I'm able to reproject the feature class which works without any problems. 

Any ideas?