My objective is really simple. I have a shapefile and would like to convert it to a Feature Class. My goal is to use HEM tools, which I think requires me to convert my shapefile of interest to a feature class.
I have a geodatabase target where I have been able to create new feature classes and feature datasets just fine. Importing a feature class is really problematic though. I get different errors depending upon the method used. Right clicking on the geodatabase gives me the "Cannot Create Output Error" implying that the output folder cannot be found....but I can see it, and the tool can see it as well or it would let me run. Right-clicking on the shapefile and exporting to a geodatabase gives me the generic 99999 error. I've tried changing path names to eliminate spacing, have tried writing to different locations to avoid permission issues (their shouldn't be any since I am an administrator). Nothing works. I'm just missing whatever it is that I need to change.
Using the Feature Class to Feature Class tool works if I write to a folder...but then my end product is another shapefile, not a feature class. I new that would happen but just did it to test out writing to my Desktop Folder.
Oddly, I've tried writing to geodatabases that I have written to before and I can't import feature classes to them either. Strange since they are populated with feature classes that I have imported in the past.
I did just upgrade from 10.0 to 10.1...not sure if that has anything to do with it.
Thanks for your help,