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How To: Remove Z- and/or M-values from a feature class

Summary

The instructions provided below describe how to create a copy of a feature class and disable M- and Z-value associations for the output feature class. These associations cannot be removed from an existing feature class.

  • M-values are routing values.
  • Z-values are elevation values.
Note:
ArcGIS Mobile Services cannot contain M or Z enabled feature layers.

Procedure

  1. Browse to ArcToolbox > Conversion Tools > To Geodatabase.
  2. Open the Feature Class to Geodatabase (multiple) tool.
The image shows the Feature Class to Geodatabase (multiple) tool in ArcToolbox.
  1. In the Feature Class to Geodatabase (multiple) window, add all the feature classes into the Input Features parameter.
  2. Select an Output Geodatabase.
  3. Click the Environments button at the bottom of the tool window.
The image shows the Feature Class to Geodatabase (multiple) tool window.
  1. In the Environment Settings window, expand M Values, and select Disabled for Output has M Values.
  2. Expand Z Values, and select Disabled for Output has Z Values.
  3. Click OK.
The image shows the Environment Settings window.
  1. In the Feature Class to Geodatabase (multiple) window, click OK to execute the geoprocessing tool.
The image shows the Feature Class to Geodatabase (multiple) tool window.

Last Published: 1/25/2021

Article ID: 000010389