The X-Ray tool returns an error on a table when processing a specific dataset, and freezes ArcCatalog.
Last Published: September 11, 2014ArcGIS for Desktop
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September 10, 2014
May 20, 2022
ArcGIS for Desktop
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After review by the development team, it has been determined that this issue is related to a known limitation with the software that lies outside of Esri's control. The issue's Additional Information section may contain further explanation.
This is a known limitation of X-Ray. X-ray is requires Microsoft Excel and Excel is not able to handle the length of the strings in the provided dataset (annotation). This is also a limitation in X-ray on the complexity of the collection of symbols supported when using annotation.
The best workaround is to use ArcGIS for Catalog data management tools to avoid the limitation.
Switch to the modal dialog using Task Manager when necessary, and click OK to dismiss it.