Error: Error getting list of OIDs
After creating a definition query based on a joined field, opening an attribute table in ArcMap returns the following error:
Error: Error getting list of OIDs.
This error may occur if:
- The join was created between a DBF table and a personal geodatabase feature class layer with a set defnition query.
- The name of the feature class begins with a number.
- The tables participating in the join do not have primary keys defined.
- The feature class layer has a definition query that uses a field from a joined table (ArcGIS 9.0 only).
- The index of the shapefile feature class is corrupt.
Solution or Workaround
The following solutions correspond to the above causes:
- Remove the join and definition query from the feature class layer. Create the join between the DBF table and the feature class, and set the definition query.
- Change the name of the feature class so it does not begin with a number.
- Change or set the primary key field of a stand alone table in Microsoft Access. For more information about formatting tables in Microsoft Access for use in ArcMap, please see the Related Information section below.
- Install Service Pack 3 for ArcGIS Desktop 9.0 or Service Pack 2 for ArcGIS Desktop 9.1. See the Related Information section below.
- Use the ShapeFile Repairer or Shapefile Repair Tool utilities to rebuild the spatial indexes. See the Related Information section below to download.
Note: For the ShapeFile Repairer utility to work correctly, ensure the language setting of the computer matches the language used to create the shapefile.
Warning: Please be aware that third-party scripts and extensions are unsupported by Esri. It is highly recommended that a backup copy of the shapefile be created before running the file through this utility.
- ShapeFile Repairer
- Esri Knowledgebase - Format a table in Microsoft Access for use in ArcMap
- ArcGIS 9.0 Service Pack 3
- ArcGIS 9.1 Service Pack 2
- Shapefile Repair Tool
Last Published: 8/10/2016
Article ID: 000007091