Creating Buffer around points fails with Warning empty output generated.

Discussion created by annbrady on Oct 27, 2011
Latest reply on Oct 28, 2011 by Hornbydd
ArcGIS 10 SP3 on Win 7 x64

I have tried both Geoprocessing > Buffer Tool and Toolbox Analysis > Proximity > Buffer both with same result.

The inputs:
("Bars","C:/ESRIPress/GIST1/MyExercises/Chapter9/Tutorial9.gdb/BarBuffers","0.25 Miles","FULL","ROUND","ALL","#")

Executing: Buffer Bars C:\ESRIPress\GIST1\MyExercises\Chapter9\Tutorial9.gdb\BarBuffers "0.25 Miles" FULL ROUND ALL #
Start Time: Thu Oct 27 21:28:56 2011
WARNING 000117: Warning empty output generated.
Succeeded at Thu Oct 27 21:28:57 2011 (Elapsed Time: 1.00 seconds)

The input table appears ok.  Not sure if there is a specific column name being looked for.  The layer does have spatial references.  I started tracking down python code for the tools but could only find wrappers.

Is this considered to be an "old style" gdb that needs upgrade?

Where do you suggest I look next?  Should I be looking for more python to debug?  I can't seem to use model builder on this toolbox.  Anything obvious?