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Error: General function failure

Error Message

This error occurs when importing DBF file into a personal geodatabase table:

"General function failure"

Cause

The DBF was created using FoxPro and saved as a FoxPro version 3.0 or 2.x file. ArcGIS cannot properly import these versions of DBASE files.

Solution or Workaround

Save the DBF file as a supported version, such as dBase 4 or 5.