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The X-Ray tool returns an error on a table when processing a specific dataset, and freezes ArcCatalog.

Last Published: September 11, 2014 ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number BUG-000081378
SubmittedSeptember 10, 2014
Last ModifiedJune 5, 2024
Applies toArcGIS for Desktop
Version found10.2
Operating SystemWindows OS
Operating System Version7
StatusKnown Limit

Additional Information

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.

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000081378


  • ArcGIS for Desktop

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