I have to create a new featureClass in my existing personal GeoDatabase. And save some polylines into this featureClass.

How can i do it?

I need c# code to do this.

Edit: I have a problem during Geometry type featureClass creation. Here the code i'm using:

IFields fields = objectClassDescription.RequiredFields;
ESRI.ArcGIS.Geodatabase.IFieldsEdit fieldsEdit = ESRI.ArcGIS.Geodatabase.IFieldsEdit)fields; // Explicit Cast
ESRI.ArcGIS.Geodatabase.IField field = new ESRI.ArcGIS.Geodatabase.Field();
ESRI.ArcGIS.Geodatabase.IFieldEdit fieldEdit = (ESRI.ArcGIS.Geodatabase.IFieldEdit)field;
fieldEdit.Name_2 = "Shape";
fieldEdit.Type_2 = ESRI.ArcGIS.Geodatabase.esriFieldType.esriFieldTypeGeometry;
fieldEdit.IsNullable_2 = true;
fieldEdit.AliasName_2 = "SampleShap";
fieldEdit.DefaultValue_2 = "test";
fields = (ESRI.ArcGIS.Geodatabase.IFields)fieldsEdit;
ESRI.ArcGIS.Geodatabase.IFieldChecker fieldChecker = new ESRI.ArcGIS.Geodatabase.FieldChecker();
ESRI.ArcGIS.Geodatabase.IEnumFieldError enumFieldError = null;
ESRI.ArcGIS.Geodatabase.IFields validatedFields = null;
fieldChecker.ValidateWorkspace = (ESRI.ArcGIS.Geodatabase.IWorkspace)workspace;
fieldChecker.Validate(fields, out enumFieldError, out validatedFields);
IFeatureClass featureClass = featureWorkspace.CreateFeatureClass("Test01", validatedFields, null, null, ESRI.ArcGIS.Geodatabase.esriFeatureType.esriFTSimple, strShapeField, "");

I get this error:

The module of database management can't find the table or the input query 'GDB_DataChanges'

How can i solve it?

  • 3
    google is your friend
    – pvdev
    Jul 2, 2014 at 14:06
  • Are you trying to do this manually, or with a script?
    – Erica
    Jul 2, 2014 at 14:12
  • I'm trying with c#.
    – AndryDev
    Jul 2, 2014 at 14:44

2 Answers 2


Here is a simple function I wrote to create a shape file with only one attribute "Title".If you change shapefile workspace factory intto personal geodatabase workspace factory it may work for you.

        IWorkspaceFactory ipShapeWF = null;
        IFields2 ipFileds = null;
        IField2 ipField = null;
        IGeometryDef ipGDef = null;

        #region Create shape file if you already have your workspace object skip this block and go to creating fields block
        ipShapeWF = new ShapefileWorkspaceFactoryClass();
        int idx = filePath.LastIndexOf(@"\");
        string strFileName = filePath.Substring(idx + 1);
        string strfilepath = filePath.Replace(strFileName, "");
        ipShapeWS = ipShapeWF.OpenFromFile(strfilepath, 0);
        IFeatureWorkspace ipShapeFW = ipShapeWS as IFeatureWorkspace;
        strFileName = strFileName.ToUpper().Replace(".SHP", "");

        #region Create fields object for shape file
        ipFileds = new FieldsClass();
        IFieldsEdit ipFieldsEdit = ipFileds as IFieldsEdit;

        ipField = new FieldClass();
        IFieldEdit2 ipFieldEdit = ipField as IFieldEdit2;
        ipFieldEdit.Name_2 = "Shape";
        ipFieldEdit.Type_2 = esriFieldType.esriFieldTypeGeometry;

        ipGDef = new GeometryDefClass();
        IGeometryDefEdit ipGDefEdit = ipGDef as IGeometryDefEdit;
        if (geomType == esriGeometryType.esriGeometryPoint)
            ipGDefEdit.GeometryType_2 = esriGeometryType.esriGeometryPoint;
            ipGDefEdit.GeometryType_2 = esriGeometryType.esriGeometryPolyline;

        ipGDefEdit.SpatialReference_2 = ipSR;
        ipFieldEdit.GeometryDef_2 = ipGDef;

        ipField = new FieldClass();
        ipFieldEdit = ipField as IFieldEdit2;
        ipFieldEdit.Name_2 = "Title";
        ipFieldEdit.Type_2 = esriFieldType.esriFieldTypeString;
        ipFieldEdit.Length_2 = 254;

            IWorkspaceEdit ipShapeWE = (IWorkspaceEdit)ipShapeFW;

            if (geomType == esriGeometryType.esriGeometryPoint)
                ipShapeFC = ipShapeFW.CreateFeatureClass(strFileName, ipFileds, null, null, esriFeatureType.esriFTSimple, "Shape", "");
                ipShapeFC = ipShapeFW.CreateFeatureClass(strFileName, ipFileds, null, null, esriFeatureType.esriFTComplexEdge, "Shape", "");

        catch (COMException cexp2)
    //if any error 
        catch (Exception exp2)
    //if any error 

        #region Clear COM objects from memory
        if (ipShapeWF != null)
        if (ipFileds != null)
        if (ipField != null)
        if (ipGDef != null)

You may use the IFeatureDataConverter.ConvertFeatureClass method. Here is a code snippet:

Converting simple data

  • I have to create a featureclass in my personal gdb, and then load the plylines to this featureclass. How can i do it?
    – AndryDev
    Jul 2, 2014 at 16:25
  • You will have to write the geometry using an insert cursor, this link talks about it and gives some examples, help.arcgis.com/en/sdk/10.0/arcobjects_net/conceptualhelp/…
    – artwork21
    Jul 2, 2014 at 17:04
  • Thanks, but i have another problem during the creation of featureClass. I edited the main post. If u can check it please.
    – AndryDev
    Jul 3, 2014 at 10:38
  • Have you defined the source and destination workspace?
    – artwork21
    Jul 3, 2014 at 12:06
  • Yes, I'm doing it. If i don't declase any geometry type in the fieldedit it work, but i can't insert my polyline into that featureclass.
    – AndryDev
    Jul 3, 2014 at 13:56

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