The optional Output field in the Feature Compare tool does not filter for proper type; setting a .mdb file as the output causes .mdb corruption and data loss.
Last Published: December 31, 2015ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number
October 7, 2015
November 24, 2020
ArcGIS for Desktop
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Users can name an output file with whatever extension they want. The tools in geoprocessing overwrite existing files if OverwriteOutput = True. Warnings are displayed before the file is overwritten. Make sure to read these warnings and seriously consider what they mean to the workflow.