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Problem: Invalid parameter values passed to function

Description

This error appears in a pop-up message from ArcCatalog when exporting a feature class to shapefile:

“Invalid parameter values passed to function”

Cause

Exporting a feature class with more than 255 columns to a shapefile.

Solution or Workaround

It is not possible to create a shapefile with more that 255 columns in ArcCatalog or ArcSDE tools.