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Bug: Adding 'raster' field to a shapefile or database table produces error

Description

** This issue is addressed in ArcGIS 9.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2) **

In ArcCatalog, while editing properties of a shapefile, 'raster' is among the selections in the Data Type dropdown list. When clicking OK in the Properties dialog box, an error message occurs:

"Failed to create one of the specified fields"

Cause



This is a known issue.



Shapefile and DBF files do not support a field type of 'raster' and it should not be an option in the Data Type dropdown list.

Workaround

** This issue is addressed in ArcGIS 9.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2).

Click on the link in Related Information below and download Service Pack 2, if necessary. **



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