Error: Failed to create one of the specified fields
** This issue is addressed in ArcGIS 9.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2) **
In ArcCatalog, while editing properties of a shapefile, 'raster' is among the selections in the Data Type dropdown list. When clicking OK in the Properties dialog box, an error message occurs:
"Failed to create one of the specified fields"
Shapefile and DBF files do not support a field type of 'raster' and it should not be an option in the Data Type dropdown list.
Solution or Workaround
Click on the link in Related Information below and download Service Pack 2, if necessary. **