Has anyone ever encountered this message? I am getting this when I try to open certain shapefiles. I am working on a problem that generates shapefiles from spreadsheets using ThinkGeo's .NET tools. When I try to open ones where I have approximately 142 columns (of mostly string, some float, and a couple datetime fields) I get this message. I don't get anything else besides this message.
I can open the file in ArcPad 8.0 and QGIS 2.0.1, but it fails every time with ArcMap. I have run the shapefiles through Andrew Williamson's ShapeChecker, which found no problems. Going through the Check Geometry tool gives me an ERROR 000229 saying it cannot open the file. It doesn't have a lock on it, so there is something else happening.
Any tools or suggestions that I should look in to?
I am using ArcMap 10.2.2. I can view the files in ArcCatalog, but when I go to preview them, I get a message saying "Open Failed" as the title and "Error opening feature class". I tried loading this up in ArcCatalog 9.3.1 and ArcMap 9.3.1. I am able to see the shapes drawn out, but anytime I try to view the attribute data, it crashes without explanation.
This is point data generated from x/y coordinates that were generated from ArcMap originally.
What I don't fully understand about these errors is how to tell exactly what it is. I have up to 255 columns of data that I can include. I am able to include all the data if I break up the columns into smaller chunks. It seems like for whatever reason my 'no crash' limit is around 142 columns.
As for record count. ArcMap throws an ERROR 000229 Cannot Open when I try to run it on the shapefile. ShapeChecker verified that the row count and feature count match though.
I have also checked the field name length as I generate them. None go over 10 characters. I haven't found anything definitive yet as to what causes my errors or how to solve them.