Exporting to coverage converts dates to 12/31/1899

Last Published: April 25, 2020


Values in date fields are converted to 12/31/1899 when exporting a shapefile or geodatabase feature class to a coverage.


This is a known issue.


Use ArcInfo Workstation to convert the data to coverage format.

If the data is a geodatabase feature class use ArcCatalog to export the data to a shapefile first.

  1. Start ArcInfo Workstation.
  2. Navigate to the workspace that contains the shapefile using the WORKSPACE command.
  3. Use the SHAPEARC command to convert the shapefile to a coverage.

Article ID:000007104

  • ArcMap 9 x

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