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Error: Error exporting data. Create output feature class failed

Error Message

Exporting a geodatabase feature class to a shapefile may result in the following error:

"Error exporting data. Create output feature class failed."

Cause

The feature class contains fields of types that are not supported by shapefiles. These field types include, Raster, BLOB, and GUID.

Solution or Workaround

In order to export the feature class to a shapefile, the fields of types not supported by shapefiles must be eliminated. One possible solution is provided below.

  1. Right click on your feature class in the table of contents -> Select 'Properties' -> Click on the 'Fields' tab.
  2. Unselect the fields that have the problem field types (Raster, BLOB, GUID).
  3. Export the feature class to a shapefile.