Environment Settings are ignored when using the Feature Class to Feature Class tool

Last Published: April 25, 2020


The following Environment Settings will be ignored when running the Feature Class to Feature Class tool:

-output Coordinate System
-output will contain M Values
-output will contain Z Values
-Configuration Keyword
-output XY Domain


This is a known issue.


To copy data to another format while maintaining the Environment Settings, select one of the two options below.

  • Option 1: Use Copy Features by itself.

    To copy all input features from one feature class to another feature class:

    Run the Copy Features tool, found through Data Management > Features > Copy Features.

  • Option 2: Use Copy Features in conjunction with Make Features Layer.

    To create a new feature class with only a subset of features or fields:

    1. Run the Make Feature Layer tool, found at Data Management Tools > Layers and Table Views > Make Feature Layer. Make Feature Layer creates a temporary layer in memory that stores the features of your input layer. This tool allows a selection of features using a SQL expression and gives the user the ability to hide and modify fields and field names.

    2. Run Copy Features.

    3. When asked to specify the input layer, select the temporary layer created by the Make Feature Layer tool.

Article ID:000007311

  • ArcMap 9 x

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