I am trying to use python to create a relationship class between a feature class and dbf. I keep getting,
"ERROR 000177: Relationship classes can only be created in the same database that contains the feature classes or tables."
The solution seems obvious; however, I am certain that the feature class and dbf are located in the same geodatabase, as I have the tool test the existence of each feature and then print their paths to the geoprocessing window.
I've tried switching to UNC paths as well as building the relationship class in model builder and integrating it into my tool as a python script. This is also a problem which arises both as a script tool with user input as well as with the hard-coded values.
Update: I should also mention that I am able to create a relationship class with these features in ArcMap. It just isn't working in python.