I have plenty features in a geodatabase. I need to save/export them into shapefiles, because my mate works with Manifold, which is not able to read geodatabases. Any Ideas? Click on every single layer -> export is not a good option, due to the amount of features in that database.
you can use the export (multiple).
If you do it at the database level
If you do it at the feature dataset level
Just choose the output folder and execute.
Go into ArcMap, make a selection (or def query) if you don't want all of your data exported. Right click in the TOC, export data -> Choose a directory and NOT a gdb and your file will automatically be created as a shapefile. Feature classes are simply features that reside in a gdb. Their non-gdb counterparts are automatically shapefiles.
You can do this from ArcCatalog by exporting the feature class to a non-gdb directory too I believe.
In the Python window, enter
arcpy.env.workspace = r"copy/and/paste/the/workspace/path/here" """The "r" before the '"' allows you to put in normal windows path format (back slashes) by just copying and pasting."""
outLocation = "C:/Users/dpdb/Desktop/" # or whatever the destination folder is
inFeatures = arcpy.ListFeatureClasses() """ This will perform this on the listed workspace from above."""
arcpy.FeatureClassToShapefile_conversion (inFeatures, outLocation)