Error: Error Saving Object An error occured trying to save the object named "<Output_Name>"
In some instances, when exporting data to a shapefile, or attempting to convert graphics into features in ArcMap, the following error message is returned:
Error: Error Saving Object An error occured trying to save the object named "<Output_Name>".
The error occurs due to one of the following reasons:
- Saving a feature class to a folder other than a geodatabase (.gdb).
- Saving a shapefile to a .gdb.
Solution or Workaround
Select one of the following options to resolve this issue:
Specify a geodatabase output location when exporting data as a feature class
When saving data as a feature class, select File and Personal Geodatabase feature classes as the output file type and, specify a .gdb as the output location.
Specify a non-geodatabase folder output location when exporting data as a shapefile
When saving data as a shapefile, select Shapefile as the output file type, and specify a non-geodatabase folder as the output location.
- ArcMap: Feature class basics
- ArcMap: A quick tour of exporting data
- ArcMap: Understanding converting between graphics and features
- ArcMap: Defining feature class properties
Last Published: 5/5/2021
Article ID: 000012804
Software: ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced 10.3, 10.2.2, 10.2.1, 10.2, 10.1 ArcGIS for Desktop Basic 10.3, 10.2.2, 10.2.1, 10.2, 10.1 ArcGIS for Desktop Standard 10.3, 10.2.2, 10.2.1, 10.2, 10.1