When defining projection from ArcCatalog (shapefile properties) I get an error message “Failed to Alter the Spatial Reference”. If I try to do this from the “Define Projection” geoprocessing tool (ArcToolbox) I get this error insted: “Cannot create a projection file for filepath Failed to execute (DefineProjection). I solved this problem by accesing the shapefile…

Arcmap geocoding error

Was getting the following error when trying to geocode, though I suspect it might come up whenever a feature class cannot be created which would have an invalid data table (dbf) associated with it: Create Feature Class There was an error trying to process this table. Operation failed Solution: Remove any unnecessary fields from the…

are you getting field value with with the leading zeros excluded, but are joining to a field with the zeros included? this is a common issue with census tract numbers, for instance. you can use the vbscript below in arcmap or other vba data programs to generate a six character value with leading zeros, where…