Error 080002: Failed to write results
The Customer Derived Trade Area tool in Business Analyst returns the following error:
Error 080002: Failed to write results.
This affects Business Analyst versions 10.2.2 through 10.7
This error occurs when using a file geodatabase feature class as input and the Area_ID field is more than 20 characters. The value in the Area_ID field is limited to 20 characters, and is composed of the Store_Name + _1.
If the Store_Name is more than 18 characters adding the _1 yields a value of more than 20 characters, the Area_ID field exceeds the allowed length, and the command fails with the above error.
Solution or Workaround
Convert the geodatabase feature class to a shapefile. In a shapefile, the length of the Area_DI field is cropped to 20 characters. The Store_Name values can also be shortened to 18 characters or less.