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Error: An error occurred exporting the table

Error Message

Attempting to export the attribute table for an annotation feature class, either from a personal geodatabase, or from a database connection through ArcSDE, returns the following error:

"An error occurred exporting the table."

Cause

The 'AnnotationClassID' and 'Element(BLOB)' fields are not allowed when exporting to any table format except personal geodatabase.

Solution or Workaround

  1. Navigate to Layer Properties > Fields tab.
  2. Uncheck the boxes for AnnotationClassID and Element fields to hide these fields.
  3. Click Apply and OK on the Layer Properties dialog.
  4. Navigate to Annotation Attribute Table > Options > Export > Browse button, select the desired output location, export the format required, and click Save.
  5. Click OK in the Export Data dialog, and the table exports without errors.