An error occurred during the Create Route Operation

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

The Create Routes Wizard in ArcToolbox fails and the following error message occurs:

"An error occured during the Create Route Operation"


The Route Identifier Field chosen in the Create Routes Wizard is named OBJECTID. This is a known issue with the Create Routes Wizard tool.

Solution or Workaround

  1. Add a new item to the input feature class with the same data type as the original OBJECTID item.

    A. Click Options in the table where field will be added.
    B. Click Add Field.
    C. Type the name of the field.
    D. Click the Type dropdown arrow and specify the field type.
    E. Set any other field properties.
    F. Click OK.

  2. Use the ArcMap Field Calculator to calculate the new item equal to OBJECTID.
    A. Right-click the layer in the Table of Contents and select Open Attribute Table.
    B. Left-click on the field name to highlight all records.
    C. Right-click the field name and select Calculate Values.

  3. Use the new item as the Route Identifier Field in the Create Routes Wizard.

Article ID:000006463

  • ArcMap 8 x

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