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Error: Run-time error '5': Invalid procedure call or argument

Error Message

When using the Coverage to Shapefile tool, changing the 'INFO item' in the 'Field definition' frame causes the following error:

ATConv
Run-time error '5':
Invalid procedure call or argument

Cause

The feature attribute table for the coverage is selected in the ArcInfo Workstation TABLES module. The file is read-locked and the tool cannot get a list of the items from the attribute table.

Solution or Workaround

Do one of the following:

  • Unselect the attribute table in the ArcInfo Workstation TABLES module.
  • Close the ArcInfo Workstation TABLES module entirely.