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Instructions provided describe how to import an ArcInfo Interchange file, .e00, into a coverage or grid.
Read the following important information before proceeding:
• The input E00 file cannot be placed in a directory that has a space in the name or in the path to the directory.
• The output coverage or grid cannot be written to a directory that has a space in the name or in the path to the directory.
• The output coverage or grid name cannot be over 13 characters long, contain spaces (underscores are permitted) or special characters; for example, #, @, %.
• The coverage name can be the same as the original E00 file, but this is not required.
• There is no extension for the coverage name. For example, if the E00 file is named 'parcels.e00', the output coverage can be named 'parcels' with no extension.
• The output coverage name is in lower case.
• At ArcGIS 9.2 and earlier versions, folder names in the path to input or output cannot be over 8 characters. At ArcGIS 9.3 or later, this restriction is removed.
If the E00 file is zipped, and being extracted with WinZip, see the link in the Related Information section below for information on how to fix WinZip and avoid corrupting the data during the extraction process.
File naming restrictions outlined at the beginning of this article still apply at ArcGIS 10.x.
More than one file can be imported in a batch process. Click the Batch drop-down menu. To add additional E00 files for processing, click the Add Row button.
This tool only works if ArcInfo Workstation is also installed on the computer.
Arc: import <cover|grid> <file_name>.e00 <output_cover_grid_name>
To determine if ArcInfo Workstation is installed on the computer, go to Start > Programs > ArcGIS. If the item 'ArcInfo Workstation' is not listed, the software must be installed to use this import method.
More than one file can be imported in a batch process. Click the Batch button. To add additional E00 files for processing, click the Add Row button.
A. Select or type the name of the new input file.
B. Select or type the name of the new output dataset.
C. Repeat as needed to import additional E00 files in the same batch process.
D. When all the E00 files have been added for batch processing, click OK.