Error: Export Geodatabase to geodatabase - Invalid SQL syntax

Error Message

This problem is addressed in ArcGIS 8.1 Service Pack 1. See the Related Information section to download this pack.

When using ArcCatalog Export Geodatabase to geodatabase on an ArcSDE for Coverages layer, the following error message is returned:

Run-time error '-2147216081 (8004152f)':
Invalid SQL syntax[]


This is a known problem.

Solution or Workaround

  • The workaround is to import the coverage or shapefile directly into the geodatabase.
  • If the data is an ArcStorm or Map LIBRARIAN layer, the data must be extracted from the layer to a coverage. Such extraction can be very resource intensive, especially for Map LIBRARIAN layers.

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