For some reason the "JSON to Features" geoprocessing tool thinks the schema name is the table name and therefore always fails. Seems like it may be a software bug. Anyone else have this problem?

ERROR 000206: Cannot create FeatureClass 'Database Connections\[email protected]\AP.DBO.Networks_json'. Table already exists [42S01:[Microsoft][ODBC Driver 11 for SQL Server][SQL Server]There is already an object named 'DBO' in the database.] [AP.AP.DBO]

Where "AP" is the DB name and "DBO" is the schema. It should be naming the feature class: "AP.DBO.Networks_json"

SQL Server 2012 ArcGIS 10.4.1

  • I can reproduce this here at Esri, checking with the team about logging a bug or what else it could be. As a workaround for now, Output JSON to Features to a local FGDB, then use copy features to insert into your SQL Server
    – KHibma
    Aug 22, 2016 at 16:13
  • Given that the output table cannot be created in other than the connected database and owned by other than the connected user, have you tried removing "AP.DBO." from the path?
    – Vince
    Aug 23, 2016 at 0:02

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I've been informed this has been logged as BUG-000088916 - The JSON To Features tool fails with the error, "DBMS table not found" when converting JSON to an Enterprise Geodatabase feature class.

We (esri) are investigating it. As for a workaround, direct the output to a local fGDB and then use a tool like Copy Features to move the output into the enterprise geodatabase.

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