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Problem: Converting event theme to shapefile produces bad shapefile

Description

After performing an Add Event Theme on a .dbf file, and then converting this to a shapefile, the attributes are either blank or contain zeros.

Cause

The new shapefile has the same name as the .dbf file and resides in the same directory.

Solution or Workaround

  • Rename the new shapefile so its name is different from the .dbf file.
  • If the new shapefile must have an identical name to the .dbf file, place the shapefile in a different directory.