Problem: Geoprocessing tool fails to create an output to a personal geodatabase
In ArcMap, a geoprocessing tool fails with Error 00210 when creating an output to a personal geodatabase.
The problem occurs due to a geoprocessing tool running in the background with the 64-bit Background Geoprocessing product installed, which replaces the standard 32-bit background geoprocessing in ArcGIS Desktop. Personal geodatabases are not supported in 64-bit environments, and ArcMap is a 32-bit application that communicates with a database through 32-bit client libraries. The 64-bit background geoprocessing requires 64-bit client libraries to make a connection.
Solution or Workaround
Disable background geoprocessing before running the geoprocessing tool. The steps below describe how to disable the 64-bit background geoprocessing:
- Open ArcMap and click Geoprocessing > Geoprocessing Options.
- Uncheck the Enable box in the Background Processing section. Click OK.
- Run the geoprocessing tool.
Note: It is advisable to migrate from a personal geodatabase to a file geodatabase as file geodatabases support 64-bit environments. For more information on creating a file geodatabase, see: Create a file geodatabase.
- ArcMap: Create a file geodatabase
- ArcMap: Background Geoprocessing (64-bit)
- ArcMap: Foreground and background processing
- ArcGIS Pro: 001324: Personal Geodatabases are not supported in 64-bit versions of ArcGIS.
Last Published: 11/8/2018
Article ID: 000018493
Software: ArcMap 10.6.1, 10.6