Error in script FeatureClassToShapefile. Failed to execute

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

When running any of the Geoprocessing Tools in ArcCatalog, an error message similar to the following may be encountered:

"...Error in script FeatureClassToShapefile.
Error in executing: cmd.exe /C C:\PROGRA~1\ArcGIS\ARCTOO~1\Scripts\FEATUR~1.PY "'Database Connections\Connection to test.sde\tcgis.ADMIN.cemeteries'" "C:\shapes" "C:\shapes"

Failed to execute (FeatureClassToShapefile_1).
End Time: Wed Oct 10 13:40:30 2007 (Elapsed Time: 1.00 seconds)"


Python 2.1 does not correlate to ArcGIS 9.2. If both Python 2.1 and Python 2.4 are being used with ArcGIS Desktop 9.2, an error message indicating that the Geoprocessing Tool failed to execute is encountered.

Solution or Workaround

Uninstall the Python 2.1 version, since it does not correlate to ArcGIS Desktop 9.2.

Python 2.4 is installed with the ArcGIS Desktop 9.2 installation.

    Article ID:000009691

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