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Error: Operation Failed [setting Create Allocation]

Error Message

The Straight Line tool in Spatial Analyst fails with this error when setting Create Allocation:

"Operation Failed"

Cause

The Primary Display Field in the 'Distance To' dataset is not a string or integer field.

Solution or Workaround

  1. In ArcMap, right-click the 'Distance To' dataset and select Properties.

  2. Switch to the Fields tab and change the 'Primary Display Field' to an integer or string type field.

    Note:
    This field can not be floating point type.

  3. Run the Straight Line tool.

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