Error: Error exporting data. General function failure [tablename]. The table was not found.
This problem is addressed in ArcGIS 8.1 Service Pack 1. See the Related Information section to download this pack.
This error occurs when exporting a joined layer or standalone table in ArcMap:
Error exporting data.
General function failure [tablename]
The table was not found.
This is a known issue. This error when exporting joined data in ArcMap and one or more of the fields has been made invisible.
The data is exported properly if all fields are set to visible.
Solution or Workaround
Make all fields visible and export the data. You can then delete the unwanted fields from the exported copy.