Invalid Topology [NO_INFO_ADDITEM] Failed to execute (FeatureclassToCoverage_1)

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

When converting a feature class to a coverage, the following error message is displayed:

"Invalid Topology [NO_INFO_ADDITEM]
Failed to execute (FeatureclassToCoverage_1)."


This failure occurs when the maximum of 4096 bytes per table is reached.

For example, a shapefile that has 17 text fields, each 254 in length, and two date fields, which, when translated to an ArcInfo coverage, take 8 bytes each. The total number of bytes for this table is (17 x 245) + (2 x 8) = 4334 bytes, which exceeds the ArcInfo Workstation INFO limit of 4096 bytes per table.

Solution or Workaround

Remove fields from the shapefile until it is under the 4096 byte limit.

    Article ID:000009293

    • ArcMap 9 x

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