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Error: Invalid numeric input! Bad data in numeric field

Solution or Workaround

Summary

The IMPORT command fails with this error.

Invalid numeric input! Bad data in numeric field
SUBROUTINE:IMPARC
LABEL ERR :9000
FORMAT # :9
Bad data :
40********** 42 41 1 1 2
Bad buffer:

Line number:195
Must abort!

Cause

Large negative numbers in the ID column.

Solution

1. Open the existing coverage in PC ARC/INFO.

2. Specify EDITFEATURE ARC and SELECT ALL

3. PUT newcov (put all arcs into a new coverage).

4. BUILD newcov line

5. Go into TABLES and SELECT newcov.aat

6. CALC newcov_id = $recno + 1

7. Quit TABLES

8. At the ARC prompt run IDEDIT newcov

9. BUILD NEWCOV LINE

10. EXPORT cover newcov newcov

Your file should import correctly.