Geoprocessing error translation – the middle finger
So I do a buffer off of 11,227 features and of course I can’t choose dissolve in the buffer procedure otherwise it crashes. I check the geometry several times to make sure it is clean and it is fine (according to GP). My buffer completes and then I decide to dissolve as a seperate process. I am using a PGDB and I compress it first and then check the geometry one more time and then fire off:
Executing (Dissolve_3): Dissolve crlf2mi C:\data\newModels\geodatabase\scratch.mdb\crlf2midiss # # MULTI_PART
Start Time: Mon Oct 30 13:25:39 2006
Error in executing function
Failed to execute (Dissolve_3).
End Time: Mon Oct 30 20:08:30 2006 (Elapsed Time: 6 hours 42 minutes 51 seconds)
DO YOU SEE THAT TIME! I sat there without using my machine for most of the afternoon (because I don’t want to have someone tell me that I was using memory that GP needed). I left it running over night and that is what greeted me this morning. I kept checking to make sure my PGDB was well below 2 gigs and it never got close. Thank goodness I had other work to do yesterday afternoon on another computer, but I am PO’ed. Can someone please tell me how GP is the way forward? Oh yeah, and just for kicks GP doesn’t release the memory it was consuming so I am left with 1.7gigs being used.
And now what do I do? Export to coverage and use ArcInfo – I am sure that will work but can anybody else besides me see how lame that is?
OK and on that note I am off to try and actually get something to work…