I want to save some attribute tables in a file format that Excel can read. Currently I'm using the tool Table to dBASE in Modelbuilder, but when I open the files in Excel it shows some errors in characters like "ç", "à", "õ". For example, what should appear like "Vila Chã" actually appear like "Vila ChÒ"

I need a format that accepts this type of characters correctly. How can I work around this situation? The solution should be a geoprocessing tool that can be used in a model, like "Table to Excel"

I've installed the tool "Table to Excel" and this is the error I'm getting:

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There's some problem with encoding, but how can I solve this?

2 Answers 2


Use "Table To Excel Tool" instead. It outputs the attribute table directly to xls format.

If it s not available with 10.0, download it from:


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    I think that tool only comes in 10.2 and higher, so he will have to download it
    – ed.hank
    Commented Oct 15, 2015 at 12:21
  • Where do I put the extracted files from zip? And how I use the tool? It's giving me errors when I use the tool, maybe I'm not doing it properly
    – AndM
    Commented Oct 15, 2015 at 13:37
  • @AndM extract the files and browse to its location via catalog window in ArcMap or Arccatalog. Commented Oct 15, 2015 at 13:41
  • It's what I'm doing. I've updated the question with a print of the errors that I'm obtaining.
    – AndM
    Commented Oct 15, 2015 at 13:45
  • I have tested it with unicode characters and works fine. What is the source of your data (e.g. shapefile)? if it is shapefile what is the encoding? Commented Oct 15, 2015 at 13:54

Here is a link to a tool called table 2 excel. It should do what you want and it works within a model



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