My two input feature classes are populated with data that intersect, the output feature class does not exist, and I have try: except: blocks with traceback, but python crashes here and doesn't get to any of that.

    outfc = r'C:\Temp\temp.shp'
    out_buff_fc = r'C:\Temp\out_buf.shp'
    out_line_fc = r'C:\Temp\out_line.shp'

    arcpy.SpatialJoin_analysis(target_features = out_buff_fc,
                               join_features  = out_line_fc,
                               out_feature_class = outfc)

What does it take to get this to run?

  • The error message might help. Do you have import arcpy?
    – klewis
    Aug 25, 2016 at 20:48
  • add the error message
    – ziggy
    Aug 25, 2016 at 20:56
  • Windows tells me "Python has stopped working." I can't get anything out of the Windows error logs.
    – mfrancis
    Aug 25, 2016 at 21:27
  • 1
    how big are your datasets?
    – Midavalo
    Aug 26, 2016 at 6:27
  • 2
    Do the 2 inputs have the same coordinate system?
    – GISGe
    Aug 26, 2016 at 6:40

1 Answer 1


What the problem was is that I am using an ArcFM extension. Even when I am not using ANY of that functionality, some tools require me to check out an ArcFM license.

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